The Genomic Sequencing Process
As a first step, our physicians review each patient for
candidacy to determine if precision medicine may be an effective treatment
alternative. Genomic sequencing is most often recommended for patients who:
- Have active cancer that has failed standard
- Are active, or spend half or more of the day
mobile and out of bed
Next steps include:
1. If the patient’s tumor cells samples are not
already in our tumor bank, a tissue sample is taken. The biopsy method depends
on the specific cancer.
2. The DNA code of the cancer cells is obtained and
analyzed for genetic mutations and abnormalities.
3. A report is generated that may identify
cancer-associated genes in the tumor.
4. Our physicians analyze the report and create a treatment
5. Our physicians share findings and discuss
treatment options with the patient.
6. Treatment begins. Depending on test results, a
Take new cancer-fighting therapies
- Participate in a clinical trial for a drug being
- Take FDA-approved drugs that are repurposed, or
used in a different way, to target the specific tumor
Patients will receive a treatment plan within a month after
the tissue biopsy. While our goal is to match each patient with the most
effective treatment, some patients may have a genetic makeup for which there is
no appropriate therapy. Learn more.