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The new analysis has confirmed earlier evidence that patients with high Oncotype DX risk scores appear to benefit significantly from added chemotherapy.

Of the 27 companies in the index, 12 firms' share prices retreated last month, 14 companies' stocks increased, and one firm's share value was flat.

Financial analysts seemed convinced of the long-term advantages of the deal but noted that investors may remain skeptical in the near term.

The company's total revenues were $114.1 million compared with $95.6 million in the same quarter last year, beating analysts' expectations.

Exact said it will pay $72 per share for Genomic Health for a total transaction price of $2.8 billion in cash and stock.

Authors concluded that all three assays — Oncotype DX, EndoPredict, and Prosigna — met Canadian thresholds for cost-effectiveness and urged caution in considering the findings.

Under the determination, which will become final following publication in Germany's Federal Gazette, Oncotype DX becomes the only multigene test nationally reimbursed in Germany for its target population early-stage breast cancer patients.

The investment bank cited management confidence in US and European test growth as meriting the upgrade, which was necessary to maintain a current $72 price target on the firm's stock.

Meeting presentations supported tweaking the clinical interpretation of Genomic Health's Oncotype DX and bolstered Biotheranostics' Breast Cancer Index.

The randomized data continue to distinguish Genomic Health's test for node-negative women, while new questions come to the fore node-positive disease and other areas of clinical care.

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