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Cancer Cell publishes results of melanoma study

May 19, 2017

Metamark has exclusively licensed a portfolio of technologies, including those described in this manuscript, from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Based on the results of the Cancer Cell study, Metamark is developing a novel test for determining the prognosis of early stage melanoma.

"The reported Cancer Cell findings are of great importance for Metamark and further our efforts to predict the prognosis of early stage cancers, including malignant melanoma," said Peter Blume-Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Metamark. "This research is a concrete example of the value provided through the functional identification of molecules that play a direct role in tumor aggressiveness and supports Metamark's founding principle that early stage tumors contain key molecular information about their progression propensity. Our next goal is to incorporate markers such as these into molecular tests that will enable the identification of patients at high risk for progression independent of traditional risk parameters, such as lymph node status and thickness of the primary lesions."

SOURCE Metamark Genetics, Inc.