Tumor Sequencing Test Brings Personalized Treatment Options to More Patients

Anne Li                                                                                     September 16th, 2017                            anne2001.li@gmail.com


A new genome-sequencing test developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering allows our doctors to quickly find out whether a patient’s tumor carries clinically useful mutations — including aberrations that make cancers vulnerable to particular drugs — and to match individual patients with available therapies or clinical trials that will most benefit them. Until now, genomic testing of tumors has been done routinely only in certain cancers. For most cancers, the available tests have been limited to analyzing one or a handful of genes at a time, and within each gene, only the most common mutations could be detected.


See original article at: https://www.mskcc.org/blog/new-tumor-sequencing-test-will-bring-personalized-treatment-options-more-patients

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