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Genomic Health Announces New Data Reinforcing Clinical Utility of Oncotype DX(R) in Multiple Breast Cancer Populations
Date:12/15/2009

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced results from five new studies on its Oncotype DX® breast cancer test, a multi-gene expression test that physicians currently use to predict the likelihood of chemotherapy benefit and recurrence risk for patients with early-stage breast cancer. These data were presented at the 32nd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held December 9 - 13, 2009, in San Antonio, TX.

"The breadth of data presented at last week's meeting reflects our enduring commitment to provide physicians and their breast cancer patients with accurate and precise clinical information that can be used to make individualized treatment decisions," said Steven Shak, M.D., chief medical officer of Genomic Health. "We believe no other breast cancer test laboratory has demonstrated the reproducible clinical utility that Genomic Health has established with Oncotype DX, and we plan to continue to add value to the test through our ongoing research and clinical experience that includes more than 120,000 breast cancer patients."

Highlights from the five studies presented by Genomic Health and research collaborators include:

Oncotype DX Predicts Anthracycline-Based Chemotherapy Benefit in Women with ER+, N+ Breast Cancer

  • An analysis, presented as a late-breaking poster during a discussion on multigene assays on Thursday, December 10, reinforced the conclusion that chemotherapy does not appear to benefit patients with either 1-3 or 4 or more positive nodes for disease-free survival over 10 years, if their tumors have a low Recurrence Score® result. Researchers from Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), a National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials cooperative group, observed no b
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