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Genomic Health To Address One Of The Most Significant Needs In Men's Health With The Oncotype DX® Prostate Cancer Test

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced that the clinical trial results validating its biopsy-based Oncotype DX® prostate cancer test will be presented by investigators from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in an oral session at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting on May 8, 2013 in San Diego.  The presentation will also include the results of previously conducted development studies lead by Cleveland Clinic where researchers evaluated more than 700 patients and 700 candidate genes to select the genes for this test.

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The Oncotype DX prostate cancer test is designed to address one of the most significant needs in men's health by providing physicians and patients with a new way to assess the aggressiveness of a man's prostate cancer to enable a better informed course of care.

AUA Oral Presentation Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:00-10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
  • Oral Presentation: "Development and validation of the biopsy-based genomic prostate score (GPS) as a predictor of high grade or extracapsular prostate cancer to improve patient selection for active surveillance" (Abstract #2131)
  • Presenter: Matthew R. Cooperberg, M.D., Assistant Professor of Urology; Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF
  • Session Title: Prostate Cancer: Markers (I)
  • Location: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, Room 1

Dr. Cooperberg and his colleagues at UCSF will present the important results of this independent, prospectively-designed clinical validation study that evaluated the Oncotype DX test in prostate needle biopsy specimens.  

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