What is a Breast Cancer Index test? The Breast Cancer Index test analyzes the activity of 11 genes to help predict the risk of early-stage, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer coming back 5 to 10 years after diagnosis.
Is the Breast Cancer Index test worth it? Breast Cancer Index (or BCI) is a new test to help determine if you are likely to benefit from an additional five years of anti-estrogen medication. BCI can also provide additional clarity around the risk of cancer returning between 5-10 years after diagnosis. BCI requires no additional procedure for you.
Is the Breast Cancer Index test the same as Oncotype? Isn’t Breast Cancer Index the same thing? No. Oncotype DX predicts likely benefit from chemotherapy. Breast Cancer Index is a test that predicts whether you are likely to benefit from an additional 5 years of anti-estrogen medication.
How do you get the Breast Cancer Index? A pickup may be scheduled online at www.fedex.com or by calling (800) 463-3339.