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  • terry_amln terry_amln Aug 3, 2014 11:02 AM Flag

    NICE Recommends! GHDX Oncotype DX® Test To Guide Chemotherapy Treatment Decisions.. ( Apr)


    -NICE Recommends Genomic Health's Oncotype DX® Test To Guide Chemotherapy Treatment Decisions
    -the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom has issued its final -guidance recommending Oncotype DX® as the only multi-gene breast cancer test for
    -use in clinical practice to guide chemotherapy treatment decisions for patients with early-stage, hormone -receptor-positive, invasive breast cancer. Consistent with leading international
    -breast cancer treatment guidelines, including ASCO®, NCCN®, ESMO ® and St. Gallen, NICE's -recommendation recognizes the unparalleled evidence of the clinical validity of the Oncotype
    -DX test and its ability to enable physicians and their patients to make more informed, individualized decisions.
    -"It is encouraging to see growing recognition of the value of genomic testing. Its provision has enhanced the care of breast cancer patients around the world and it will now be available as an
    -option in the UK," said David Miles, M.D., medical oncologist at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood, Middlesex, United Kingdom. "NICE's recommendation for the use of Oncotype DX
    -in the UK is an important step forward, enabling physicians and patients to make better-informed treatment decisions based on the biology of an individual patient's breast cancer."
    -To date, more than 1,500 women in the UK have utilized the Oncotype DX test to help guide their treatment decisions. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, with
    -almost 50,000 people diagnosed each year in the UK. Most of these patients are diagnosed with early-stage, invasive breast cancers-

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