NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Seeking a share of a market estimated at around $1 billion, GenomeDx plans to launch its first test aimed at prostate cancer during the first half of this year, CEO Doug Dolginow said.

Based on whole-genome analysis to profile RNA expression signatures, the test measures the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in patients who have had a prostatectomy. Typically, after the surgery, a doctor will monitor a patient's prostate-specific antigen levels to evaluate whether the cancer has returned and whether follow-up treatment is needed.

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