A Cheaper Genetic Breast Cancer Test

A Cheaper Genetic Breast Cancer Test

The New York Times is reporting that a Silicon Valley startup is currently developing a new saliva test to screen women for breast cancer.  Color Genomic’s test can be completed for about one tenth of the cost of other available genetic screenings, coming in at $249.  The test analyzes 19 different genes, including BRCA 1 and BRCA2, the two primary genes were breast cancer mutations can occur.

According to Elad Gil, chief executive of Color Genomics, by developing this low cost test, it allows women to be able to pay out of pocket for the test if it is not covered by their insurance.  Skeptics argue that analysis, interpretation and patient counseling are important factors in the testing that won’t be covered in the $249.

Dr. Steven Lipsky

Steven J. Lipsky MD, FACEP has been a Board Certified Emergency Physician in Arizona for the last 41 years, and a resident of the Town of Paradise Valley for the last 40 years. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University School of Medicine and did post-graduate training in Family Practice at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix before going into the full-time practice of Emergency Medicine in 1975. Dr. Lipsky has worked in every type of Emergency Department in Arizona – from inner city and rural, small volume and large, public and private hospitals, teaching and nonteaching hospitals. He has taught at the Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine – Division of Clinical Education, as well as in Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona. He has received the highest number of patient satisfaction letters in his group at multiple facilities and has been recognized at Paradise Valley Hospital for his outstanding performance. A past president of the Arizona College of Emergency Physicians (representing over 800 Emergency Physicians in our state) along with many other positions in the organization, Dr. Lipsky was also one of six Councillors representing Arizona to the National Council of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Lipsky built, owned, and was the Medical Director for the first 24hr free-standing Emergicenter and Advanced Life Support Ambulance Service in Jamaica. In conjunction with USAID, Cornell Medical Center’s School of Public Health, the Ministry of Health and Environmental Control of Jamaica, and the U.S. Peace Corps, he participated in a successful program to stem infant mortality in rural areas.

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