LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Response Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RGDX), a company focused on the development and sale of molecular diagnostic tests that help determine a patient's response to cancer therapy, today announced that it has executed an agreement with Fortified Provider Network, Inc. and will join its network of preferred providers. This latest agreement marks Response's seventh health care payor agreement this year and brings its access to over 97 million people nationally. With the execution of this agreement, approximately 4.1 million members associated with over 200 health insurers, self-funded employers and other payors of health care services will be able to access Response Genetics' suite of molecular predictive testing at a discounted rate. Response Genetics' predictive genomic testing is targeted to patients battling lung, colon, gastric, and melanoma cancers. The results from Response Genetics' testing services give treating physicians actionable information that enable the best therapy to be employed on that specific patient's tumor. The precise nature of Response Genetics' services brings with them a value proposition that is expected to improve patient outcomes and enhance efficiencies in health care delivery. About Response Genetics, Inc. Response Genetics, Inc. (the "Company") is a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory focused on the development and sale of molecular diagnostic testing services for cancer. The Company's technologies enable extraction and analysis of genetic information derived from tumor cells stored as formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded specimens. The Company's principal customers include oncologists and pathologists. In addition to diagnostic testing services, the Company generates revenue from the sale of its proprietary analytical pharmacogenomic testing services of clinical trial specimens to the pharmaceutical industry. The Company's headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit www.responsegenetics.com . About Fortified Provider Network Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Fortified Provider Network (FPN) was founded in 1997 for the purpose of creating an all-direct-contracted network of preferred providers for its group health clients. Given FPN's superior results in the group health arena, FPN expanded over the years to offer workers' compensation and auto liability networks. FPN offers the utilization of its network to its payor clients and members who, in turn, are able to capitalize on the discounted fee schedules FPN has negotiated with its healthcare providers.