Migrating its testing platform from analyzing fresh-tissue samples to formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded biopsies has bolstered sales of Agendia's MammaPrint breast cancer recurrence test, according to company officials.

For the first quarter of this year, test sales grew by 93 percent year over year, Agendia CEO David Macdonald told PGx Reporter earlier this month.

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