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  • TEC14: What kind of information is needed for the patients receiving FEMTELLE®, MammaPrint®, and Oncotype DX™ and their families?
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What kind of information is needed for the patients receiving FEMTELLE®, MammaPrint®, and Oncotype DX™ and their families?

Authors: Pseudo169 Pseudo169, Pseudo90 Pseudo90, Pseudo154 Pseudo154, Pseudo98 Pseudo98

Internal reviewers: Patricia Harrington, Michelle O'Neill, Leonor Varela

Other domains results (ORG, SOC, ETH, LEG) were used to develop the present assessment element.

The three tests (FEMTELLE, MammaPrint, and Oncotype DX) are being used in women who have already been diagnosed as having breast cancer to determine their risk of recurrence and to determine whether they can avoid potentially unnecessary additional adjuvant therapy or receive potentially beneficial treatment. Clinicians should advise patients on the availability of tests within their own territory. As stated in RC-ORG3, different studies using patient interviews and questionnaires have shown that, given the level of knowledge on prognostic tests for cancer recurrence, there is room for improvement in the patient information {17}. Healthcare organisations should provide patients with counselling and educational materials to inform them about the potential benefits and harms associated with testing, and should discuss with patients whether the test results are likely to change their decision about therapy {18}. It may also be worthwhile to consider informed patient consent, since the decision to test usually rests with clinicians (see RC-ORG7). See also SOC domain (RC-SOC5) and LEG domain (RC-LEG1) for more details about information activities for patients.

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Pseudo169 P et al. Result Card TEC14 In: Pseudo169 P et al. Description and technical characteristics of technology In: Jefferson T, Vicari N, Raatz H [eds.]. Prognostic tests for breast cancer recurrence (uPA/PAI-1 [FEMTELLE], MammaPrint, Oncotype DX ) [Core HTA], Agenzia nationale per i servizi sanitari regionali (age.na.s), Italy ; 2013. [cited 2 December 2022]. Available from: http://corehta.info/ViewCover.aspx?id=113

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