Ordering the Colon Cancer Assay

How do doctors order the Colon Cancer Assay?

colon cancer assayMolecular testing is becoming more and more useful in cancer treatment. The Colon Cancer Assay is one such test. Doctors learn about the genetic makeup of each patient’s specific type of cancer. With this knowledge, a personalized treatment strategy can be developed.

Is the Oncotype DX Colon Cancer Assay difficult for doctors to order? “It is very easy,” says Dr. Mark Kozloff. He discusses the process in this video. This is an important test and has the potential to change lives. Make sure to learn if it may benefit you.

To learn more about the Colon Cancer Assay watch “What Is the Oncotype DX Colon Cancer Assay?” with Dr. Mark Gimbel.

Video Transcripts

Mark F. Kozloff MD: Many times I am asked by either physicians in the hospital or by the pathologists or by the patients, how do I order an Oncotype DX assay and it is very easy. I just write on my notepad, I would like Oncotype DX done on colon cancer, I give it to the secretary up to the front desk, she calls up pathology, they have a form to fill out, the slides are sent to the company and within a week to two weeks’ time, we get the answers back. So, very simple process that front desk as well as pathology as well as the company is set up, so it is kind of seamless and takes very little time, takes actually absolutely no time for me and the patient understands that we are going to put off may be a final decision about adjuvant therapy for one or two weeks until we get the test back.

Mark Kozloff
Dr. Mark Kozloff is board certified in Internal Medicine. He earned his degree in medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Kozloff works on a multidisciplinary team of experts in the Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology where he specializes in the treatment of colorectal malignancies.

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