ONCAlert | 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

The dtectDx Breast Test for Breast Cancer

Meredith C. Henderson, PhD
Published Online: 11:33 AM, Mon September 16, 2013
Meredith C. Henderson, PhD, Head, R&D, Provista Diagnostics, describes the dtectDx Breast test.

DtectDx Breast is essentially a blood test for the detection of breast cancer and is meant to be used in conjunction with mammography. With this test, Henderson says, information is available for a physician to make a decision regarding further imaging or biopsying.

DtectDx Breast is especially beneficial for women under 50 years, who tend to be underserved by mammography. The test is also beneficial, Henderson says, as it should not be affected by dense breast tissue or previous biopsy. If imaging is difficult or confounding in a patient, an empirical value from the dtectDx Breast test is still possible.

Clinical Pearls
  • The dtectDx Breast test is a blood test for the detection of breast cancer, meant to be used in conjunction with mammography
  • Especially beneficial for women under 50 years, who tend to be underserved by mammography


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