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Oncotype DX Test for Breast Cancer

Other Gene Tests

Other genome tests show promise in helping to guide treatment for early-stage breast cancer, but more research is needed. 

MammaPrint looks at 70 different genes within the cells of a breast tumor and helps predict whether cancer is likely to spread beyond the breast after treatment. This test can be used for tumors that are ER+ or ER-.

The Mammostrat test measures 5 genes to calculate a risk index score for the recurrence risk of early-stage hormone receptor-positive disease.

The Prosigna assay analyzes 58 genes and calculates the recurrence risk of distant recurrence within 10 years of diagnosis of early-stage hormone receptor-positive disease in postmenopausal women (with up to 3 positive lymph nodes) after 5 years of hormonal therapy treatment.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on May 07, 2015
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