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Clarient Launches Insight® Dx Mammostrat® Breast Cancer Recurrence Test
Date:12/9/2010

said Clarient Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ron Andrews. "Mammostrat results can provide clinicians important information to help select the appropriate therapeutic management for each individual patient. For patients, Mammostrat offers the confidence that the decisions being made to manage their breast cancer are based on the clinical characteristics of their specific disease using the most current validated technology available."

More than 210,000 women in the U.S. develop breast cancer each year. Mammostrat test development was targeted to breast tumors which express estrogen receptor, the most commonly identified subtype of breast cancer representing about 75 percent of the women diagnosed each year. The standard of care for most of these patients includes surgery to remove the tumor, followed by anti-hormonal therapy (e.g. tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors).

Andrews continued, "Mammostrat fits well within the combined Clarient goals of bringing value to both the patient and to the healthcare system.  The test provides validated information more rapidly than other tests currently available, which may allow for treatment to begin earlier in the course of the disease."

Clarient is currently in coverage determination discussions with both government and private insurance carriers. Patents covering the use of the Mammostrat test were granted in the U.S. and Europe in the summer of 2010.

For more information on the Mammostrat test, please visit www.clarientinc.com/mammostrat.aspx.  

About ClarientClarient combines innovative diagnostic technologies with world class pathology expertise to assess and characterize cancer.  Clarient's mission is to become the leader in cancer diagnostics by dedicating itself to collaborative relationships with the healthcare community to translate cancer discovery and research into better patient care.  Clarie
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