The US Food and Drug Administration last week approved Veridex’s GeneSearch breast lymph node assay, which the agency called the “first molecular-based laboratory test for detecting whether breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes.”
 
According to Veridex, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, the test could potentially reduce the need for additional surgeries by detecting breast cancer in 0.2 mm of sentinel lymph node tissue.
 

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