Genetic Testing

Researchers have identified 2 inherited pathogenic genetic variants in patients with pediatric neuroblastoma, according to results from a study presented at the 2021 virtual American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting. Both variants—the ALK gene and loss of function in PHOX2B—are associated with worse outcomes. Read More ›

Genetic testing can play an important role in determining a patient’s risk for developing certain cancers and can be used to individualize treatment for better clinical outcomes. In a recent study published online in JAMA Oncology, researchers reported that universal multigene panel testing among patients with solid tumors was associated with increased detection of mutations compared with targeted testing based on standard guidelines. Read More ›

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