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Genomic Health Announces Ten Studies Covering Breast, Colon and Prostate Cancers Accepted for Presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
Date:5/18/2011

ens identifies genes associated with clinical recurrence and prostate cancer–specific survival after radical prostatectomy" (Abstract #4663)

  • Lead Author: Eric A. Klein, Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Session Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Location: Hall A
  • Poster Board: #12G

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