Cancer Genetics, Inc. Will Showcase a Novel Diagnostic and Prognostic Test for Diffuse, Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in New Orleans

RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cancer Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CGIX) ("CGI" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in DNA-based diagnostics, is presenting data from its research collaboration with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center ("MSKCC") at the American Society of Hematology ("ASH") 55th Annual Meeting and Exposition.

CGI's poster presents data using the Company's proprietary microarray for mature B-cell neoplasms ("MatBA®"). The poster (#4259), entitled "Cross-Platform Assessment of Genomic Imbalance In Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Identifies Novel Candidate Loci and Genes With Prognostic Value and Roles in Lymphomagenesis", will be presented on December 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The goal of the study was to use a common genomic-based analytical approach across different clinical datasets, to identify genomic regions with robust prognostic value in DLBCL. Common and novel genomic imbalances in DLBCL were identified, of which some were found to have significance and could be included, with additional validation, in patient risk assessment.

"The MatBA®-DLBCL array is a valuable new tool for the prognostic evaluation of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The cross-platform evaluation of genomic gain and loss presented in this study is an important milestone not only in defining biomarkers but also in identifying novel candidate genes that are important in understanding lymphomagenesis as well as being potential therapeutic targets," says Dr. Chaganti, founder of CGI. "MatBA®-DLBCL is a member of CGI's MatBA series of mature B-cell lymphoma arrays and follows the highly successful MatBA®-CLL array currently in use for risk stratification of chronic lymphocytic leukemia" added Dr. Chaganti.

ASH is the world's largest professional society concerned with the cause and treatments of blood disorders. The ASH Annual Meeting is the premier hematology event of the year and is expected to attract more than 20,000 attendees from around the world. The 55th edition of ASH takes place December 7 to 10, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cancer Genetics' team will be at booth 3025 during the event.

About Cancer Genetics:

Cancer Genetics, Inc. is an emerging leader in DNA-based cancer diagnostics, servicing some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world. Our tests target cancers that are difficult to diagnose and predict treatment outcomes. These cancers include hematological, urogenital and HPV-associated cancers. We also offer a comprehensive range of non-proprietary oncology-focused tests and laboratory services that provide critical genomic information to healthcare professionals, as well as biopharma and biotech companies. Our state-of-the-art reference lab is focused entirely on maintaining clinical excellence and is both CLIA certified and CAP accredited and has licensure from several states including New York State. We have established strong research collaborations with major cancer centers such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering, The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and the National Cancer Institute. For further information, please see www.cancergenetics.com.

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