Will Genetic Testing Help People With Metastatic Cancer?

Advocacy Groups | <b>FORCE</b>

The bottom line seems to be yes, genetic testing for inherited mutations may help tailor treatment for all with advanced or metastatic cancer.

The bottom line seems to be yes, genetic testing for inherited mutations may help tailor treatment for all with advanced or metastatic cancer.

In a study of nearly 12,000 patients with many kinds of metastatic cancers, eight percent of people had an inherited mutation in a cancer gene that qualified them for gene-directed treatment approved by the FDA or for participation in a clinical trial. Most were unaware of their inherited mutation and had not received gene-directed treatment to which their tumor may have responded.

The study authors suggest that all people with advanced or metastatic cancer should have genetic testing to ensure that they have the best care for their cancer.

Read more about our review of this study and what if could mean for you or members of your family.

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