NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Indiana University has licensed a breast cancer biomarker that researchers at the school have discovered to Clarient for development as a pharmacogenomic assay, the school said today.

According to IU, patients who test positive for the biomarker — FOXA1 — are more likely to respond to anti-estrogen hormone therapies, such as tamoxifen. The university said that in two studies involving around 675 patients, those who tested positive for the presence of FOXA1 had cancer considered less aggressive.

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