Genentech of South San Francisco, Calif., has received US Patent No. 6,914,130, "Compositions and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of tumor." The patent identifies various cellular polypeptides, as well as their encoding nucleic acids or fragments, which are expressed to a greater degree on the surface of one or more types of cancer cell as compared to on the surface of one or more types of normal non-cancer cells.

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