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Everist Genomics Announces New Data on OncoDefender™- CRC Test for Predicting Recurrence Risk for Stage I and II Colorectal Cancer Patients
Date:6/3/2011

ication in therapeutic clinical trials," he concluded.

About OncoDefender-CRC

The OncoDefender-CRC assay, which is the only molecular prognostic test capable of accurately predicting risk of recurrence of cancer in patients previously treated with surgical resection of a Stage I/II colon cancer tumor or Stage I rectal cancer tumor, is commercially available in the United States.  The final 5-gene prognostic test was generated through genetic programming analysis of 422 CRC- and stroma-related genes. The test is performed at Everist Genomics' Ann Arbor-based clinical laboratory, which has been certified through the most stringent requirements (High Complexity) of the United States Clinical Laboratory Improvement Acts.  

As part of the company's commitment to make the test available to all patients regardless of insurance coverage or financial status, Everist Genomics offers a generous financial assistance program that can cover up to 80 percent of the cost of the OncoDefender-CRC test.

The test is performed on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded cancer tissue taken at the time of surgery, and test results are issued within 7 to 10 days of receipt of tissues. The test does not report indeterminate or "no-call" results from any samples that meet quality acceptance and processing criteria.

About Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the major causes of cancer death worldwide, accounting for more than 150,000 new cases and 55,000 deaths in the United States every year and 125,000 deaths each year in Europe.(1)  To date, surgery, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy when appropriate, is the mainstay of therapy for patients with localized disease. Of the estimated 68,000 patients that will be diagnosed with early stage colorectal cancer this year in the US, approximately 15% of stage I patients and 30% of stage II patients will recur following curative surgery. Many of these latter patients may have
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