Precision Medicine: Identifying Targeted Cancer Treatments with Genomic Testing


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Precision, or personalized, medicine has made a sea-change in cancer treatment. A pipe dream for most patients 10 years ago, it is a reality today. Precision Medicine's keystone is the ability to identify personal gene characteristics and match them to specific treatment options. This discussion considers many questions surrounding precision medicine and targeted treatment, helping to answer: Genetic (germline) versus genomic (somatic) testingWho should get tested and for whatGetting tested and educating your doctorThe pros and cons of testingIs gene testing affordableWhat is an actionable mutationHow do actionable mutations impact treatmentImmunotherapy and personalized medicine CureTalks has assembled a knowledgeable panel of physicians, patients and patient advocates to help patients, caregivers and advocates understand precision medicine and targeted treatment. RSVP here.

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