Molecular Testing and Tumor Testing: Why is this important?
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Molecular testing and tumor testing. Have you ever been asked about it? Have you wondered the importance of it, as it relates to your particular cancer? Have you ever wondered if you should or ...
Molecular testing and tumor testing. Have you ever been asked about it? Have you wondered the importance of it, as it relates to your particular cancer? Have you ever wondered if you should or shouldn't have your tumor tested, and what that involves? Dr. Bekaii-Saab, MD will discuss the importance of testing the molecular biology of an individual patients tumor. How they do that and why it may or may not be important to have done. He will talk about how this is playing an even bigger role in choice of treatment options for patients now more than ever. And about the way physicians are making treatment choices based on each individuals molecular biology of their tumor.
Dr. Bekaii-Saab is the Section Chief, Gastrointestinal Oncology, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Dr. Bekaii-Saab is one of America’s Best Doctors. Additionally, he has been listed in U.S. News and World Report’s Top Doctors for multiple consecutive years. His research interests include experimental therapeutics/translational research focused on molecularly-targeted and immune-mediated therapies in gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. He is the principal investigator on numerous clinical trials, including studies supported through research grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Dr. Bekaii-Saab is the recipient of the prestigious NCI clinical investigator team leadership award and the ASCO leadership program development award.
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