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Genesys Office of Research chosen for breast cancer trial

Linsey Gold, DO, Genesys breast surgeon, is principal investigator of the trial
(GENESEE COUNTY, MI) Genesys is one of only18 centers in the United States participating in the first genetic-based, breast cancer risk test that helps women better understand and manage their risk of developing breast cancer.
About 90 percent of women with breast cancer have no indication they are predisposed to the disease. This test called OncoVue provides a genetic-based tool for improving clinical estimates of individualized breast cancer risks.

The test is simple. A woman completes a short medical history questionnaire, swishes a harmless mouthwash in her mouth, and deposits the fluid into a tube. This fluid is analyzed using OncoVue technology that looks at combinations of genes, rather than one specific gene.

This test already has undergone years of research and testing with more than 7,500 women across the country. This final investigational period will help confirm the effectiveness of the new technology.

This study is open to all women between the ages of 30 and 69 who never have been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Participants are asked to pay $397 for the test to cover a portion of the research, development and processing of the specimen. Study sponsor - InterGenetics Inc - is pursuing FDA approval.

Linsey Gold, DO, Genesys breast surgeon, is conducting the study at Genesys and serves as the principal investigator. For more information, call the Genesys Office of Research at 810-606-7714. This is one of many studies underway through the Genesys Office of Research.


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