NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cernostics said on Tuesday it is collaborating with the Academic Medical Center in the Netherlands to complete validation studies of the company's test for cancer in patients with Barrett's Esophagus.

AMC will provide Cernostics access to its Barrett's Esophagus patient registry, which Cernostics will use to complete studies of its TissueCypher:Barrett's. Under the direction of Jacques Bergman, AMC has identified 5,000 patients from 16 hospitals in the Amsterdam region with the ailment, Cernostics said.

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