Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women in Latvia. One of nine women in the country is at risk of breast cancer. Both the treatment and the woman's future quality of life depend on how well the cancer diagnosis is performed.

As awareness of breast cancer and the biological data on cancer have increased, the ability to tailor a treatment plan to each patient has increased. The most advanced oncology guidelines for breast cancer treatment (NCCN guidelines) are also recommending tumor specific genetic testing.

What is the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score® test and how can it help?

The Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score® is a diagnostic test that measures the activity of tumor genes in breast tissue. The test helps:

The Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score® provides specific information about the type of tumor, helping your doctor better understand the biological data for that tumor. This allows you to create an individual treatment plan that is appropriate for your particular tumor.

It is important to have a test before starting any treatment. The test is not suitable if chemotherapy is started.

The test is performed using tumor tissue taken during surgery. The test can also be performed on tumor tissue obtained from a primary (or core) biopsy before surgery.

Is the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score® test right for you?

This question will be answered by your doctor. The test may be appropriate if you:

The Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score® has been validated in several clinical trials and has been used by more than 900,000 people worldwide. The study of TAILORx, which involved 10,273 patients from more than 1,000 treatment facilities, found that:

/ Data and specific scientific studies are listed and published here /

How is Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score® tested and how do I apply?

Please contact our specialists to find out about the tumor sampling process, handing it over to the laboratory and receiving a test report, as well as about the testing costs and payment procedures. The simplified process diagram is shown in the figure below.

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