Empire Genomics is working with researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College to develop a genetic test for neuroendocrine prostate cancer, a particularly deadly form of the disease about which little is known.

The oncology-focused molecular diagnostic firm is hoping to commercially launch the test later this year. In anticipation of that, Empire announced this week that it has acquired an exclusive license to a genomic marker associated with the disease from Cornell University.

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