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Abbott Laboratories

Winner in: 2005

PathVysion is helping to provide better diagnoses and more accurate treatments to combat a terrible disease. PathVysion is a revolutionary test for breast cancer patients that allows physicians to have genetic information, for the first time ever, to help them try to predict if getting a particular type of cancer treatment will be effective or not for an individual patient. PathVysion plays an essential role in making sure that women with breast cancer receive the best treatment. Physicians use the PathVysion test to prescribe the drug Herceptin, a life-saving treatment for cancer, and one that improves chances of disease-free survival for early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer patients, making the results provided by the PathVysion test even more valuable. PathVysion is now sold worldwide in nearly sixty countries. Each year, approximately 250,000 PathVysion tests are performed.