Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program.
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
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Oncotype DX is a test panel used to help predict whether a patient with breast cancer could benefit from chemotherapy in addition to hormone therapy. The panel tests multiple specific tumor genes and generates a score which helps predict response to chemotherapy. The genes tested are those expressed by the tumor, not genes that you inherit from your parents our pass along to your children. This pamphlet gives information to help you decide if the Oncotype Dx test is right for you.