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Vermillion Receives Award From the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
Date:2/28/2008

Company to Present New Data on its Ovarian Cancer Diagnostics Program at the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists' 39th Annual Meeting On Women's

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FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRML), a high-value molecular diagnostics company, has received the Society for Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) Basic Science Poster Award for its abstract, "Prospective independent validation of a marker panel for distinguishing benign from malignant pelvic masses." The abstract, which demonstrated that the Company's Ovarian Tumor Triage Test correctly identified 84 percent of ovarian cancer cases compared to only 33 percent identified using standard diagnosis methods without the test, was presented at the SGO's 38th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer last year in San Diego.

In addition to receiving the award, Vermillion will present posters from three studies highlighting progress in the Company's ovarian cancer diagnostic program at this year's annual SGO meeting being held March 9-12 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. Data will highlight Vermillion's Ovarian Tumor Triage Test, as well as focus on the use of protein biomarkers to potentially improve detection of early-stage disease.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award from the SGO, which reflects the rigor and quality of the scientific programs conducted by Vermillion and its collaborators," said Eric T. Fung, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Vermillion. "We look forward to presenting data at this year's SGO meeting that will further confirm the benefits of our ovarian cancer diagnostic assays as we prepare to bring our first test -- the Ovarian Tumor Triage Test -- to pa
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