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CanAssist Breast


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FAQs

1. What is CanAssist Breast test ?

CanAssist Breast is a prognostic test that helps oncologists to determine the right treatment plan for each patient. The test classifies patients as ‘low-risk’ or ‘high-risk’ based on the patient’s breast cancer recurrence risks over five years.

2. What is the core benefit of CanAssist Breast ?

CanAssist Breast helps to identify the likelihood of breast cancer returning post-surgery. Our test classifies patients as ‘low-risk’ or ‘high-risk’ based on the patient’s breast cancer recurrence risks over five years. The clear-cut test result provides doctors with additional information that can be used for treatment planning.

3. When should CanAssist Breast be performed ?

The doctor needs to prescribe CanAssist Breast once surgery is completed, and before proceeding with the cancer treatment so that the treatment can be personalized for every patient.

4. How many days do you take to deliver CanAssist Breast report ?

CanAssist Breast report is available within ten business days from the date the FFPE block is received by OncoStem.

5. How can early-stage breast cancer patients potentially avoid chemotherapy ?

Each patient’s cancer is unique. If you have been diagnosed with early-stage, invasive breast cancer, it is likely that you may not benefit from chemotherapy. Large scale studies have shown that many early-stage patients are over- treated. Once your risk of breast cancer recurrence is known, you can consult your doctor to personalize your treatment plan and possibly avoid the side effects of chemotherapy.

6. What are the side effects of chemotherapy ?

Some of the possible side effects of chemotherapy are: