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(1)The Oncotype DX test is a commercially owned test developed by Genomic Health. The test analyses a panel of 21 genes within tumours to determine a Recurrence Score, a score out of 100 that corresponds to the likelihood of breast cancer recurring within 10 years of the initial diagnosis. Together with a clinical treatment score based on a doctor’s assessment, the Recurrence Score is used to determine if a patient will need chemotherapy.
(2) The PAM50 test was carried out using NanoString Technologies’ nCounter equipment.
The Institute of Cancer Research, London
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