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….

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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…

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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…

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