"Use of Genetic Cancer Testing Varied Widely"

Oncologists used genomic testing for cancer differently

(dailyRx News) Genetic testing has been hailed by some as the wave of the future that will allow cancer treatment to be approached in a more personalized way. But how are doctors using these tests now?

Genetic tests typically explore a person’s risk for developing cancer, or look for genetic information in DNA gathered from cancer patients’ tumor samples, which may be used to make treatment decisions.

In a new study surveying cancer doctors, the results showed that use of the tests varied widely from doctor to doctor, as did doctors’ confidence in their own understanding of the topic.

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