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Veridex and LabCorp Agreement Brings CellSearch CTC Test to China

Veridex, LLC recently announced an agreement with LabCorp Clinical Trials that makes the CELLSEARCH® circulating tumor cell (CTC) test available for researchers conducting clinical trials in China. This marks the first clinical reference laboratory in China that offers CTC testing and comes on the heels of China’s State Food & Drug Administration approval of CELLSEARCH® as an in vitro diagnostic to manage patients with metastatic breast cancer.

UT MD Anderson Research Finds Predictive Value of Circulating Tumor Cells in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs), established in the metastatic breast cancer setting for predicting a woman’s chance of recurrence and survival, have now shown similar value in early stage breast cancer, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Affymetrix Announces Research Collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital to Validate and Develop New Oncology Biomarker Tests

Affymetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFX) today announced a research collaboration and licensing agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to co-develop new cancer biomarker tests using the Affymetrix’ QuantiGene® ViewRNA Assay platform*, an in situ hybridization assay capable of single transcript in single-cell detection. As part of this agreement, Affymetrix has the rights to commercialize the new biomarker tests as an outcome of this collaboration.

New Veridex Alliance Drives Study Of Circulating Tumor Cells In Men With Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Veridex, LLC announced today that it has joined with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in an educational alliance to encourage and facilitate research involving circulating tumor cells, or CTCs, as a potential biomarker in metastatic prostate cancer.

Transgenomic and MD Anderson Collaborate on Circulating Tumor Cell Study using ICE COLD-PCR

Last month, Transgenomic, Inc. announced that it has begun a collaboration with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to evaluate the use of the Company’s very high sensitivity ICE COLD-PCR mutation detection technology in analysis of DNA isolated from circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in blood samples from patients with advanced cancer.