MINDACT Publication

MINDACT Publication 2017-08-14T19:26:20+00:00

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes MINDACT Trial Results Establishing the Clinical Utility of MammaPrint® in Assisting Physicians to Identify Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients who can Possibly Forgo Chemotherapy

  • 46% of patients identified as high risk for recurrence according to clinical-pathological factors as described in the publication, and who therefore would be usual candidates for adjuvant chemotherapy, were classified as Low Risk by MammaPrint and not likely to show a significant benefit from chemotherapy.[1]
  • Other tests like the Oncotype DX® Breast Cancer Assay (21-gene assay) can result in 39% – 67% [2, 3] of patients having intermediate recurrence scores (RS 11-30)[4], which may not provide meaningful information for physicians and their patients. MammaPrint provides binary Low Risk and High Risk results, no intermediate results.
  • MammaPrint is the first and currently only genomic test with U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for use in risk assessment for women of all ages with early stage breast cancer.

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[1] Cardoso F, van’t Veer LJ, Bogaerts J et al. 70-Gene Signature as an Aid to Treatment Decisions in Early-Stage Breast Cancer. N Engl J Med 2016; 375: 717-29.

[2] Carlson JJ, Roth JA. The impact of the Oncotype DX breast cancer assay in clinical practice: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jul; 146(1): 233.

[3] Sparano JA, Gray RJ, Makower DF, et al. Prospective validation of a 21-gene expression assay in breast cancer. N Engl J Med 2015; 373: 2005-14.

[4] Oncotype clinical recommendations as recurrence score (RS) 0-17 = low risk (49%), RS 18-30 = intermediate risk (39%), and RS >30 as high risk (12% (Carlson JJ 2014). However, the recently published TAILORx study4 considers RS 0-10 = low risk (16%), RS 18-25=intermediate risk (67%), and RS >25 as high risk (17%) (Sparano JA 2015)


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