The First Molecular Based Cancer Risk Test For Undertaking Preventative Treatment Steps
The first molecular based cancer risk test for cancer prevention is the BBDRisk Dx™ developed by Silbiotech, Inc.
BBDRisk Dx™ is the first genomic risk test designed specifically for women diagnosed with precancerous breast tumors that have one or more of the following: Atypical Ductal Hyperplasias (ADH), Atypical Lobular Hyperplasias (ALH), Usual Ductal Hyperplasia (UDH), Papilloma, or Sclerosing Adenosis
The BBDRisk Dx™ test was developed to address the dilemma patients and their healthcare providers face when deciding on the medical management options following the diagnosis of above types of hyperplastic tumors. This dilemma is due to the lack of a Clinical Test that could identify subjects who will most likely develop breast cancer. The uncertainty surrounding the risk puts an enormous emotional burden on patients and healthcare providers when deciding whether to undertake a prophylactic therapy.
Better Medical Management Using The BBDRisk Dx™ Test
Currently, preventive treatments are recommended and administered without any molecular basis to personalize and refine a patient’s actual risk. As a result, patients who have a low cancer risk are unnecessarily subjected to the side effects of treatments or unnecessarily undergoing prophylactic mastectomies. On the other hand, patients who are at high risk but choose not to receive the preventative therapy due to the uncertainty regarding future risk (and potential for side effects) are not getting the benefit of prophylactic therapy. The BBDRisk Dx™ test now offers molecular insights into the biology of hyperplastic tumors to help healthcare providers and patients make informed decisions.