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Myriad Genetics (MYGN) To Present Results From Four Studies At American Urological Association 2017 Annual Meeting



5/5/2017 10:38:24 AM

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SALT LAKE CITY, May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN), a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, today announced that it will present results from four separate prostate cancer studies at the American Urological Association (AUA) 2017 Annual Meeting being held May 12-16, 2017 in Boston, Mass.

“Myriad Genetics is the global leader in genetic testing for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, and we are looking forward to presenting four new studies at AUA this year,” said Michael Brawer, M.D., senior vice president of Medical Affairs, Myriad Genetic Laboratories.  “We are particularly excited to present our second validation study demonstrating the ability of the Prolaris test to predict the 10-year risk of metastases following surgery or radiation therapy, which should help clinicians achieve better outcomes for their patients.”

A list of Myriad presentations at AUA 2017 is below.  Follow Myriad on Twitter via @MyriadGenetics and stay informed about symposium news and updates by using the hashtag #AUA17.

Poster Presentations

  • Title: Evaluating the Prognostic Utility of the CCP Score for Predicting Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness in African American Men
    Presenter: Steven Bardot, M.D., Ochsner Medical Center
    Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017: 7:00-9:00 a.m. EST.
    Location: Room 253AB.


  • Title: Prognostic Utility of Biopsy-Derived Cell Cycle Progression Score in Patients with NCCN Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy: Implications for Treatment
    Presenter: Meera Chappidi, M.P.H., M.D. Candidate, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017: 7:00-9:00 a.m. EST.
    Location: Room 253AM.


  • Title: The Impact of Clinical CCP Testing in Men with Localized Prostate Cancer for Expanding the Population of Men Eligible for Active Surveillance
    Presenter: Behfar Ehdaie, M.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017: 1:00-3:00 p.m. EST.
    Location: Room 205BC.


  • Title: Patient NCCN Risk Classification Based on Combined Clinical Cell Cycle Risk (CCR) Score
    Presenter: David Crawford, M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017: 7:00-9:00 a.m. EST.
    Location: Room 161.

About Prolaris®
Prolaris is a novel 46-gene RNA-expression test that directly measures tumor cell growth characteristics for stratifying the risk of disease-specific mortality in patients with prostate cancer. Prolaris provides a quantitative measure of the RNA expression levels of genes involved in the progression of tumor growth.  Low gene expression is associated with a low risk of disease-specific mortality in men who may be candidates for active surveillance and high gene expression is associated with a higher risk of disease-specific mortality in patients who may benefit from additional therapy.  For more information visit: www.prolaris.com.

About Myriad Genetics
Myriad Genetics Inc., is a leading personalized medicine company dedicated to being a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering molecular diagnostics.  Myriad discovers and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of developing disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across six major medical specialties where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs.  Myriad is focused on three strategic imperatives:  transitioning and expanding its hereditary cancer testing markets, diversifying its product portfolio through the introduction of new products and increasing the revenue contribution from international markets.  For more information on how Myriad is making a difference, please visit the Company's website: www.myriad.com.

Myriad, the Myriad logo, BART, BRACAnalysis, Colaris, Colaris AP, myPath, myRisk, Myriad myRisk, myRisk Hereditary Cancer, myChoice, myPlan, BRACAnalysis CDx, Tumor BRACAnalysis CDx, myChoice HRD, EndoPredict, Vectra, GeneSight and Prolaris are trademarks or registered trademarks of Myriad Genetics, Inc. or its wholly owned subsidiaries in the United States and foreign countries. MYGN-F, MYGN-G.

Safe Harbor Statement       
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to Prolaris data being presented at the at the American Urological Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting being held May 12-16, 2017 in Boston, Mass.; and the Company's strategic directives under the caption "About Myriad Genetics."  These "forward-looking statements" are based on management's current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those described or implied in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to: the risk that sales and profit margins of our existing molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical services may decline or will not continue to increase at historical rates; risks related to our ability to transition from our existing product portfolio to our new tests; risks related to changes in the governmental or private insurers' reimbursement levels for our tests or our ability to obtain reimbursement for our new tests at comparable levels to our existing tests; risks related to increased competition and the development of new competing tests and services; the risk that we may be unable to develop or achieve commercial success for additional molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical services in a timely manner, or at all; the risk that we may not successfully develop new markets for our molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical services, including our ability to successfully generate revenue outside the United States; the risk that licenses to the technology underlying our molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical services tests and any future tests are terminated or cannot be maintained on satisfactory terms; risks related to delays or other problems with operating our laboratory testing facilities; risks related to public concern over our genetic testing in general or our tests in particular; risks related to regulatory requirements or enforcement in the United States and foreign countries and changes in the structure of the healthcare system or healthcare payment systems; risks related to our ability to obtain new corporate collaborations or licenses and acquire new technologies or businesses on satisfactory terms, if at all; risks related to our ability to successfully integrate and derive benefits from any technologies or businesses that we license or acquire, including but not limited to our acquisition of Assurex, Sividon and the Clinic; risks related to our projections about the potential market opportunity for our products; the risk that we or our licensors may be unable to protect or that third parties will infringe the proprietary technologies underlying our tests; the risk of patent-infringement claims or challenges to the validity of our patents; risks related to changes in intellectual property laws covering our molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical services and patents or enforcement in the United States and foreign countries, such as the Supreme Court decision in the lawsuit brought against us by the Association for Molecular Pathology et al; risks of new, changing and competitive technologies and regulations in the United States and internationally; the risk that we may be unable to comply with financial operating covenants under our credit or lending agreements;  the risk that we will be unable to pay, when due, amounts due under our credit or lending agreements; and other factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" contained in Item 1A of our Annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as any updates to those risk factors filed from time to time in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K.


 

Media Contact: Ron Rogers
(801) 584-3065
rrogers@myriad.com
Investor Contact:
Scott Gleason
(801) 584-1143
sgleason@myriad.com

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