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Fast Precise Cancer Care Is Coming to a Hospital Near You

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 2029 633 2 | about 2 years ago

The FDA just approved at test that can tell you how different drugs will work for you based on the genetic makeup of your tumorOF ALL THE cancers in the world lung cancer is the deadliest This year the National Cancer Institute estimates it will kill 150000 people despite a growing number of more targeted therapies Part of the problem is there are a lot of different mutations that can cause the most common form of it non-small cell lung cancer And while the genetic profile of a tumor can tell doctors which treatment to prescribe finding the mutation is an exercise in trial and error Screen for the most common mutation then try that drug If it doesnt work screen again and try something else It can take weeks or even months to find a treatment that clicks taking time patients dont have

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