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New Australian Technology: Detecting Breast Cancer With Hair
Date:6/19/2008

linical studies focussed on improving the accuracy of the test in conjunction with current screening technologies. This strategy will enable Fermiscan to understand the expectations of local clinicians, patients and regulatory bodies, as well as developing relationships with local clinics for distribution of the Test when appropriate.

The recently announced acquisition of Sydney Breast Clinic, one of Australia's leading providers of diagnostic services for breast cancer, has a strategic fit that aligns the objectives of both groups to improve health outcomes for women. Sydney Breast Clinic was a major participant in Fermiscan's successful 2,000 patient trial. The continued collaboration with the Sydney Breast Clinic will significantly help the development and future commercialisation of the Fermiscan Test.

References

(1) Berg W, et al. Combining screening with ultrasound and mammography vs mammography alone in women at elevated risk of breast cancer. JAMA 2008; 299(18):2151-63.

(2) Fermiscan validation trial (2,000 patients) May 2008

(3) American Cancer Society 2007 (Cancer Facts and Figures 2007) and http://www.nbcc.org.au

(4) Time The Changing Face of Breast Cancer 15 October 2007

(5) James V, Kearsley J, Irving T, Amemiya Y, Cookson D. Using hair to screen for breast cancer. Nature 1999;398:33-34.

(6) Meyer P, James VJ. Experimental confirmation of a distinctive diffraction pattern in the hair from women with breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst 2001;93(11):873-875.

(7) James V, Corino G, Robertson T, Dutton N, Halas D, Boyd A, Bentel J, Papadimitriou J. Early diagnosis of breast cancer by hair diffraction. Int J Cancer 2005;114:969-972.

(8) Corino G, French P. Diagnosis of breast cancer by X-ray diffraction of hair. Int J Cancer 2008; 122:847-856.

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