Not all prostate cancers are the same - some are aggressive and require treatment with surgery or radiation therapy. However, many are lower risk and can be managed with regular doctor visits and monitoring called active surveillance - delaying or completely avoiding treatments like surgery or radiation.
Oncotype DX GPS will help understand the patient’s individualized risk to better inform decisions about what happens next; active surveillance or treatment.
The Oncotype DX GPS gives individualized information about how aggressive the cancer is - information that’s not available from any other traditional test or tool. It:
- Analyzes the unique biology of the tumor.
- Examines gene activity inside the prostate tumor, and the role they play in the patients’ health - a science known as genomics.
- Provides a more specific and individualized assessment of whether the tumor is more or less aggressive than the biopsy results suggest.
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