ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarient, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLRT), a premier technology and services resource for pathologists, oncologists and the pharmaceutical industry, today announced the commercial launch of Mammostrat, a patented, novel test designed to help quantify the likelihood of recurrence of breast cancer following surgery and initial treatment.
The Mammostrat test employs an optimal set of five biomarkers that are able to be identified visually on a patient's tumor specimen by using a well-established technology called immunohistochemistry. Those biomarkers are then analyzed using a mathematical algorithm to generate an assessment of risk for cancer recurrence.
Mammostrat is well-validated, having been clinically studied on more than 3,000 women, as reported in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including Breast Cancer Research (Volume 12, 2010), Clinical Cancer Research (Volume 14, October 2006), and the Journal of Clinical Oncology (Volume 24, July 2008). Data from Mammostrat trials have also been presented at national conferences, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
By using the Mammostrat test pathologists, oncologists and patients can gain greater understanding of the aggressiveness of a patient's disease and guide clinical management. Mammostrat provides additional clinical information that cannot be obtained from routinely used prognostic factors. The Mammostrat test can be performed on small biopsy samples, and results are typically delivered in as little as 48-72 hours, thereby allowing more rapid treatment decisions.
"Mammostrat can be an important tool for clinicians assessing the aggressiveness of their patient's breast cancer,"