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Cancer Genetics to Report Findings of Kidney Cancer Treatment Study From Research Collaboration at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting

RUTHERFORD, N.J., May 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cancer Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CGIX) ("CGI" or "The Company"), an emerging leader in DNA-based cancer diagnostics, announced today the presentation of results from a research collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, taking place at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois on May 29-June 2, 2015. The findings of the study, led Dr. Robert Motzer, MD at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dr. Jane Houldsworth, PhD at CGI, showcase that novel copy number alterations detected by whole genome comparative genomic hybridization may provide insight into sunitinib resistance in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Details for the poster presentation are the following:

Session: Genitourinary (Nonprostate) Cancer
Date and Time: Monday, June 1st, 2015 1:15PM to 4:45PM CT
Location: S Hall A
Poster #225: "Novel chromosome copy changes to predict clinical response to sunitinib in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma"

Cancer Genetics will be exhibiting in booth 21141.

About Cancer Genetics

Cancer Genetics Inc. is an emerging leader in DNA-based cancer diagnostics. Our tests target difficult to diagnose hematological, urogenital and HPV-associated cancers. They are designed to guide the prognosis and treatment of these cancers with the goal of improving outcomes for patients. We have established strong clinical research collaborations with major cancer centers such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and the National Cancer Institute.

We also offer a comprehensive range of non-proprietary oncology-focused tests and laboratory services that provide critical genomic information to healthcare professionals and biopharmaceutical companies. Our state-of-the-art reference labs are CLIA certified and CAP accredited in the US and have licensure from several states including New York State.

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Source:Cancer Genetics, Inc.