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Ipsogen Announces Three Studies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting Extending the Utility of the Genomic Grade Index for Predicting Response to Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer
Date:5/19/2008

redict which patients will not respond to preoperative T/FAC chemotherapy in 72 % of cases.

"This work demonstrates that high genomic grade, as a robust measure of proliferation in the tumor cells, is associated with benefit from chemotherapy. In the context of other published work it underlines the association between high tumoral proliferation rate and chemosensitivity, endocrine insensitivity and worse prognosis" comments Dr. Symmans, associate Professor of Pathology at the MDACC.

"This study is a straightforward demonstration of the clinical utility of the Genomic Grade index for predicting response to chemotherapy. It also highlights the ongoing commitment of the oncology community to validate new molecular assays that strongly connect with the breast tumor biology and fit within the pathologist's practices" comments Dr. Jean-Marc Le Doussal, Director of Breast Cancer Program at Ipsogen.

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In the second study to be presented (abstract 527, (3)), Dr. Pusztai and colleagues showed a pionnering application of multi-testing on genome-wide microarrays by combining the GGi, for the prediction of chemotherapy response, with the 200-gene endocrine-sensitivity index, for the prediction of hormonotherapy response.

"This study further confirms the potential of Ipsogen's pipeline strategy of multiple high-resolution genomic measurements to improve the decision tree of chemotherapeutic options in breast cancer>> says Vincent Fert, CEO of Ipsogen. "We are fully committed to rapidly translate these clinical findings into regulatory-approved and reimbursed test offering to European and American patients," he adds.

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A third study (abstract 11048, (4)), presented by Dr. Van Laere from Antwerp University, Belgium, validates the pronostic value of the GGi in inflammatory breast cancer, an aggressive type of breast cancer affecting a few percent of
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