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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) testing
  • Who should get tested and for what
  • Getting tested and educating your doctor
  • The pros and cons of testing
  • Is gene testing affordable
  • What is an actionable mutation
  • How do actionable mutations impact treatment
  • Immunotherapy 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.

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