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Molecular Profiling of Tumors
Top 10 Reasons Against Routine Genomic Profiling of Tumors in Patient Care
By gdpawel at 2015-06-17 07:18
 

When they did comprehensive screening for gene mutations at MD Anderson, in a huge number of patients, they found an actionable target in 31%, but, of these 31%, only 10% responded to the targeted therapy. Overall, only 2.4% of all the patients receiving genomic profiling had a response. This is absolutely horrible. I think that genomic profiling is in general a scam, yet virtually everyone is doing it. I think that certain types of targeted genomic profiling is probably worthwhile -- e.g.

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