Oncotype DX and risk for clinically significant prostate cancer

Last September we asked whether the Oncotype DX test for risk of prostate cancer developed by Genomic Health was “ready for prime time”. In a media release issued earlier this week, the company said that it was. However, there are a number of unresolved issues that are likely to impact the uptake of this new test. … READ MORE …

Oncotype DX prostate cancer test: ready for prime time?

A media release issued yesterday by Genomic Health, Inc. states that its Oncotype DX prostate cancer test has shown positive results in a prospective clinical validation study. Specifically, the company states that “the multi-gene Oncotype DX® Genomic Prostate Score (GPS), assessed in prostate needle biopsy tumor tissue, has been prospectively validated as a predictor of adverse pathology for patients with early-stage prostate cancer.” … READ MORE …