NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genomic Health said after the close of the market on Monday that it is exclusively licensing Almac Group's technology and intellectual property to develop a multi-gene test for the prediction of benefits from DNA damage-based chemotherapy drugs.

Genomic Health will also validate and validate the test, which is focused on drugs such as the commonly used anthracycline-based regimens. The company said such a test would be especially useful for high-risk breast cancer patients who are eligible for chemotherapy based on their Oncotype DX score.

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