Genomic Health Gets KO'd By Next-Gen Long-Term Breast Cancer Assays
The new-generation of tests from Myriad and NanoString have outperformed Genomic Health's Oncotype Dx in predicting which breast cancer patients are at low-risk for a recurrence in five to ten years, and therefore do not need to be on extended endocrine therapy.
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