NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Canadian company Rna Diagnostics announced today that it has launched a prospective clinical trial to validate its RNA Disruption Assay (RDA) as a tool for managing the treatment of patients with primary breast cancer.

The BREVITY (Breast Cancer Response EValuation for Individualized TherapY) trial will include more than 500 patients with invasive breast cancer who are scheduled to receive neoadjuvant chemotherapy, in 40 centers across North America and Europe. The trial will study patients with all subtypes of invasive stage II and stage III breast cancer.

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