April 2014 Webinar: Alphabet Soup – Making Sense out of KRAS, BRAF and Tumor Tests

Have you ever heard any of these acronyms, and wondered what they stand for and how they can affect your treatment plan?  This webinar is designed to help patients better understand biomarkers, and how these biomarkers can affect the treatment options patients receive. We’ll discuss the basic understandings of a cancer cell lives, and how it…  Read More

July 2013 Webinar Molecular and Tumor Testing

Molecular Testing and Tumor Testing: Why is this important? In this presentation 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…  Read More

WEBINAR: Molecular Testing & Tumor Testing

Molecular testing and tumor testing — ever heard about it? Ever been asked about it? Join us for a Webinar on Wednesday, July 17 (8-9:30pm EDT) to learn more about these tools available for colorectal cancer patients. We’ll discuss: The importance of tumor testing and molecular testing. How this testing relates to colon and rectal cancer.…  Read More

Should All Colorectal Tumors Be Tested for Lynch Syndrome?

An international study described in the Oct. 17 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that universal tumor testing in all newly diagnosed colorectal patients produced a “modest increase” in finding people with Lynch syndrome. One in every 35 people with colorectal cancer has Lynch syndrome – an inherited genetic mutation which greatly increases the…  Read More

Screening Tumors for Lynch Syndrome is Cost-Effective

Screening all new colon and rectal cancer tumors for markers that might indicate Lynch syndrome not only saves future lives, it is cost effective according to a new study. In order for tumor screening to be cost-effective, not only should new tumors be tested, but family members need to follow through with genetic testing after a…  Read More