The Recurrence Score Result

What Is The Recurrence Score Result?

The Oncotype DX® Breast Cancer Assay analyzes the expression of 21 genes by RT-PCR to provide a Recurrence Score result that is individualized to each patient. The Recurrence Score result predicts the magnitude of chemotherapy benefit and indicates the 10-year risk of distant recurrence.1-2 The quantitative nature of RT-PCR* allows for a continuous score as opposed to a binary result (low vs. high). This method is designed to provide you and your patients with an individual risk score that can help inform your treatment plan.

*RT-PCR=reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction.

1. Paik et al. J Clin Oncol. 2006.

2. Paik et al. N Engl J Med. 2004.