THE WOODLANDS, Texas and SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) and The US Oncology Network (The Network) announced today that The Network has selected Myriad Genetic Laboratories as its preferred provider laboratory for hereditary cancer testing. The US Oncology Network is one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated, community-based, and independent physician practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. With more than 1,000 affiliated physicians in 19 states, providers in The Network treat over 800,000 patients every year.
As part of the collaboration, Myriad and The US Oncology Network will work together to perform hereditary cancer research through the Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing (GREAT) program within The Network affiliated practices. Under this program, the two organizations will collaborate to create a database that links patient outcomes with genetic test results. Principal among the research aims of this program is to better understand the genotype-phenotype correlation, gene prevalence, and research related to improving patient counselling and access to testing. The scale achieved by combining the largest hereditary cancer testing laboratory in the world with the more than 350 sites of care affiliated with The US Oncology Network will lead to unprecedented insights into the field of oncology.
"We are excited to work with Myriad as they have been a pioneer in personalized medicine for more than 25 years and have an unmatched reputation for diagnostic accuracy and customer service," said Michael Seiden, MD, PhD, chief medical officer of The US Oncology Network. "Additionally, Myriad’s expertise and scientific leadership, having authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications in the last three years, makes them an ideal research collaborator for The US Oncology Network."
"We are exceptionally pleased to work with The US Oncology Network, and are honored by their recognition of Myriad as a preferred provider laboratory," said Johnathan M. Lancaster, MD, PhD, chief medical officer of Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc. "We share with The Network an absolute commitment to the highest possible quality of clinical care. We will continue to invest in both research and customer service, which set Myriad apart as the industry gold-standard for hereditary cancer testing.”
About The US Oncology Network
The US Oncology Network is one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated, community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. A physician-led organization, The US Oncology Network unites like-minded physicians and clinicians around a common vision of improving patient outcomes and quality of life. Leveraging healthcare information technology, shared best practices, evidence-based guidelines and quality measurements, physicians within The US Oncology Network are pioneering new ways to achieve this vision. This includes participation in initiatives that are leading the way toward value-based care such as the CMS Innovation Center’s Oncology Care Model. The US Oncology Network is committed to strengthening patient access to integrated care in local communities across the nation, including collaboration with a variety of payers, hospitals and academic institutions. The US Oncology Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation focused on empowering a vibrant and sustainable community patient care delivery system. For more information, visit www.usoncology.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.
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This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to the Network’s selection of Myriad as its preferred provider laboratory for hereditary cancer testing; the collaboration between Myriad and the Network to work together to perform hereditary cancer research through the Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing (GREAT) program within The Network affiliated practices; the anticipated scope, aims and goals of the GREAT program, including the achievement of unprecedented insights into the field of oncology; Myriad’s continued investment in both research and customer service; 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 a healthcare clinic in Germany; 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; 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.
CONTACT: Myriad Media Contact: Ron Rogers (908) 285-0248 firstname.lastname@example.org The US Oncology Network Contact: Claire Crye (281) 825-9927 email@example.com Myriad Investor Contact: Scott Gleason (801) 584-1143 firstname.lastname@example.org