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Late-Breaking ASCO Data Demonstrate Circulating Tumor Cells as Potential Biomarker for Metastatic Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials
Date:6/4/2011

or sites of disease involvement.  The study was lead by Minetta Liu, M.D., Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and will be presented during a poster session on Monday, June 6th, 2011.

Dr. Minetta Liu has provided consulting services to the company. 

About Circulating Tumor Cells

Circulating tumor cells are cancer cells that have detached from the tumor and are found at extremely low levels in the bloodstream.  The value of capturing and counting CTCs is evolving as more research data is gathered about the utility of these markers in monitoring disease progression and potentially guiding personalized cancer therapy.

About CELLSEARCH® CTC Test

CELLSEARCH® is the first and only regulatory-cleared in vitro diagnostic test to capture and count CTCs to determine the prognosis of patients with metastatic breast, colorectal or prostate cancer.  The test can be administered at any time during the course of therapy as a routine blood test.  It is used in combination with other tests and a clinician's assessment, to provide a more complete picture of a patient's prognosis.

About Veridex, LLC

Veridex, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company, is an organization dedicated to providing physicians with high-value diagnostic oncology products.  Veridex's IVD products may significantly benefit patients by helping physicians make more informed decisions that enable better patient care.  Veridex's Clinical Research Solutions provide tools and services that may be used for the selection, identification and enumeration of targeted rare cells in peripheral blood for the identification of biomarkers, aiding scientists in their search for new, targeted therapies.  For more information, visit www.veridex.com

About Abiraterone

In the U.S., abiraterone acetate is marketed as ZYTIGA™ by
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