Oncotype DX Test: Featured Videos
Below you will find several videos discussing the Oncotype DX breast cancer test that we recommend all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients discuss with their doctor. The Oncotype DX test assists your doctor in determining the best course of treatment for your particular breast cancer, sometimes saving patients from undergoing unnecessary radiation or chemotherapy.
Dr. Harness explains how the Oncotype DX breast cancer test is performed, how the score is determined, and what the score means for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
Dr. Steven Shak tells us why all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients should consider having the Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Test.
Dr. Shawna Willey explains why newly diagnosed breast cancer patients benefit from the Oncotype DX test. Using an example of one of her patients, Dr. Willey discusses how the Oncotype DX test informed her treatment decisions.
The Oncotype DX Test should be performed when patients are diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Steven Shak explains that the Oncotype DX test helps your doctor determine the best course of treatment for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
More Videos about Oncotype DX
April 26, 2012
DX breast cancer test impacts treatment options for newly diagnosed patients by allowing doctors to understand the biology of specific tumors. Steven Shak, MD: The Oncotype
DX breast cancer test plays a critical role in treatment decision making in breast cancer. At the time of a new diagnosis fortunately today, most women will [...]
December 29, 2011
Dr. Harness discusses in this video how a validation study revealed interesting results for DCIS patients. Oncotype
DX was shown to be beneficial as a tool when planning treatment. Jay K. Harness, MD FACS: Oncotype
DX has been shown in a prospective validation study to be able to determine who the low-risk DCIS patients are [...]
April 26, 2012
Dr. Shak explains that the Oncotype
DX test is covered for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients under numerous insurance plans, especially for patients who are diagnosed with node-negative breast cancer. Steven Shak, M.D. : I wish the answer to this question today was black and white. We’re almost black and white but not there yet. [...]
June 13, 2012
Dr. Shawna C. Willey discusses how she explains Oncotype DX test results to her newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Based on a patient’s Oncotype
score, she has different procedures and priorities when explaining their options. Shawna C. Willey, M.D. Well, we usually get the results back about two weeks after we order it, so [...]
June 12, 2012
Dr. Christine B. Teal explains the types of information the Oncotype
DX breast cancer test provides to doctors and newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Christine Teal, M.D.: We not only are given patients’ scores, so low recurrence risk, high recurrence risk, or intermediate risk, but we also then are given information about estrogen [...]
December 28, 2011
Find out how the Oncotype
DX test is extremely beneficial because it allows doctors to personalize treatment for breast cancer patients, determining whether certain types of chemotherapy or radiation therapy would be effective. Dr. David A. Margileth, MD: The Oncotype
DX has I think changed the treatment decisions in patients with hormone receptor-positive, lymph node-negative, [...]