Category: Press Release

Veracyte Initiates Launch of Percepta™ Bronchial Genomic Classifier

Press: April 16, 2015 | Veracyte South San Francisco, Calif. — April 16, 2015 — Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT), a molecular diagnostic company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced the launch of its Percepta™ Bronchial Genomic Classifier, a new genomic test to resolve ambiguity in lung cancer diagnosis. The company will soon begin […]

Behind the Vapor – Chasing the facts behind e-cigarette health risks

Press: October 20, 2014; written by Sara Rimer | BU Research  With the public health community sharply divided over the potential benefit and harm of the popular device—and with conclusive scientific evidence in short supply—the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report in August 2014 that raised serious questions about the health impact of e-cigarettes and called […]

Researchers will study relation of environment to breast cancer

Press: October 16th 2014, written by Todd Feathers | Boston Globe Five eminent Boston researchers will officially join forces Thursday to tackle one of the most perplexing questions about breast cancer: Why do so many people with no family history of the disease get it? The researchers will examine whether common man-made chemicals are responsible […]

Veracyte to Acquire Allegro Diagnostics: Plans to Launch Lung Cancer Test

Press release: September 4th 2014  SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Veracyte, a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced an agreement to acquire Allegro Diagnostics Corp. based in Maynard, Mass., for $21.0 million, comprised of $7.8 million in cash and $13.2 million in Veracyte common stock. Allegro is […]

New way to determine cancer risk of chemicals found

Press Release from July 24th 2014 A new study has shown that it is possible to predict long-term cancer risk from a chemical exposure by measuring the short-term effects of that same exposure. The findings, which currently appear in the journal PLOS ONE, will make it possible to develop simpler and cheaper tests to screen chemicals […]

Never Smoker Lung Cancer

Press Release : BU Today January 22 2013 Never Smoked. Lived Right. Died of Lung Cancer. By Rich Barlow Avrum Spira’s aunt died of lung cancer almost 20 years ago. She was a nonsmoking exercise buff in her 40s who hadn’t been exposed to any known toxins; she worked in a government office, not a […]