By Turna Ray

Updating analysts on its ongoing work with drug companies during a conference call this week, Genomic Health said it may develop a companion test for Bristol-Myers Squibb/Imclone/Lilly's colorectal cancer drug Erbitux that gauges markers in addition to KRAS.

Genomic Health said it is also writing up a study on a companion test it is developing for Pfizer's renal cancer drug Sutent.

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