TGen, Genomic Health ID Potential Oxaliplatin Response Genes; Findings May Enhance Colon Cancer Test | GenomeWeb

By Turna Ray

A preliminary study conducted by Genomic Health and the Translational Genomics Research Institute suggests that certain genes may help explain why colon cancer patients have varying responses to the commonly prescribed chemotherapeutic oxaliplatin.

The results of this trial, if confirmed in additional studies, may help Genomic Health add a treatment benefit indication to its Oncotype DX test for colon cancer.

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