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Sep 5, 2008

Agendia Offers Prognostic Tool for Breast Cancer

  • Agendia released TargetPrint®, a test that quantitatively determines the gene expression levels of the estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and HER2 in breast cancer tumor biopsies.

    TargetPrint runs on Agendia’s high-density chip, which received market clearance last month from the FDA

    “The test’s results give a precise molecular readout of prognostic parameters for breast cancer and provide physicians and patients with reliable guidance on the most suitable treatment for each individual patient,” says Richard A. Bender, M.D., CMO.



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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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