Genetic And Genomic Test Difference For Breast Cancer Patients

Uploaded by drjayharness on 28.12.2011

>>> DR. JAY K. HARNESS: Genetic tests look at an individual’s inherited traits or genes.
Genomic tests look at groups of genes and how active they are. The Oncotype DX Test
looks at a group of 21 genes and their activity in the breast tumor tissue within the cancer
itself. This activity can influence how likely breast cancer is to grow and respond to treatment.
The Oncotype DX Test does not provide information about an individual’s inherited genetic
makeup; instead it provides information about the biology of the tumor itself.
Hi, I am Dr. Jay Harness and I want to share with you important information that I believe
that every newly diagnosed patient with breast cancer needs to know.
Susan Denver: I am a breast cancer survivor.
Katherine Stockton: I am a breast cancer survivor.
Coree: I am a breast cancer survivor.
Susan Denver: And I want every woman to know…
Katherine Stockton: …about personalized breast cancer treatment…
Susan Denver: …and the Genomic Test.
Coree: A test that helps guide a woman and her doctor…
Katherine Stockton: …to the best treatment options for her.
Susan Denver: Pass it on!