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Many Physicians Lack Confidence Interpreting Genomic Test Results

Many Physicians Lack Confidence Interpreting Genomic Test Results | Lung Cancer Dispatch | Scoop.it

"Oncologists’ intentions to utilize multiplex genomic testing, as well as the confidence they feel interpreting test results and discussing them with patients, vary considerably, a study conducted at a tertiary-care NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center showed.


"The results suggest the need for genomic screening guidelines and physician education about genomic testing, researchers wrote."

Editor's note: More and more, doctors recommend cancer treatments based on genetic data, including the results of molecular tests. At Cancer Commons, we encourage patients to talk to their doctors about whether genetic testing can help with treatment decisions.
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Researchers Intensify Efforts to Solve Mysteries of Exceptional Responders

Researchers Intensify Efforts to Solve Mysteries of Exceptional Responders | Lung Cancer Dispatch | Scoop.it

"Exceptional responders — those patients with cancer who demonstrate sustained benefit from a therapy on which almost all others fail — have been observed in clinical trials for decades.


“ 'This is the basis of the urban legend story that everyone has heard — someone was given 2 months to live, but was given a drug and had a miraculous recovery,' William C. Hahn, MD, PhD, chief of the division of molecular cellular oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, told HemOnc Today.


"Because of recent strides in genomic sequencing, however, the phenomenon has evolved from a series of unexplained individual success stories into a collection of tremendously valuable case studies."

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