NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – NanoString Technologies has obtained the CE Mark for its PAM50-based gene expression test for breast cancer, clearing the firm to sell the test in the European Union and other countries that recognize the CE Mark. The test provides a subtype classification based on the fundamental biology of an individual's breast tumor and a prognostic score that predicts the probability of cancer recurrence over 10 years in post-menopausal women with hormone receptor-positive, early-stage breast cancer who have been treated with hormonal therapy.

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