Oncotype Dx Validated for DCIS

Posted on May 8, 2013 in Research

Newly diagnosed with DCIS? Wondering whether you’ll need radiation after surgery? Considering a lumpectomy versus a mastectomy?

The Oncotype Dx test has been used to identify which breast cancers need chemotherapy. Now, a new version of the test helps determine which DCIS tumors need radiation therapy. Read the full story here.

Oncotype Dx needs to be ordered along with your surgery or biopsy. The test looks at biochemical markers in the tumor tissue that can predict how the tumor will behave.