DecisionDx is a molecular diagnostic test developed at and licensed from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The test is used to prospectively predict patient outcome to treatment for various cancers. DecisionDx-UM is a more specific prognostic test that determines the metastatic risk associated with ocular melanoma tumors of the eye. The test classifies tumors as Class 1A (low metastatic risk), Class 1B (long-term metastatic risk), or Class 2 (immediate, high metastatic risk). The test is not FDA approved but it should be noted that Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments(CLIA) does not approve tests but rather certifies laboratories. (Many other tests commonly used in oncology do not have FDA clearance).
In general, a variety of similar tests has recently been licensed and marketed in various tumor types and at this time, none of them are generally accepted or recommended by guidelines.
Of all Decision Dx, the uveal melanoma test has the most support. It has been validated in retrospective analysis, especially in showing that prognoses varied between different stages of melanoma and shown to be independent of and more accurate than current histologic factors used to predict an individual patient’s metastatic risk, including AJCC stage, Breslow’s thickness and mitotic rate. It had not been prospectively tested. The DecisionDx for uveal melanoma, however, has support for AJCC(American Joint committee on Cancer, version 7, 2010).
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