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IGILUC 2019 /
Using genetic testing to tailor chemotherapy

18th - 19th Apr 2019

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Published: 09.05.19
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Prof Heinz-Josef Lenz - USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, USA

Prof Heinz-Josef Lenz speaks to ecancer at the 2019 International Gastrointestinal, Liver and Uro-Oncology Conference (IGILUC) in Cairo about using a patient's mutational profile to tailor the type of chemotherapy treatment they receive.

Prof Lenz explains the concept of genetic testing to identify genes such as RAS, B-RAF, microsatellite instability and HER2. Genetic testing can guide treatment decisions, such as determining the effectiveness of first-line chemotherapy for an individual patient.

He also describes the financial and molecular challenges associated with this type of testing, along with known predictive markers.

In the future, Prof Lenz believes all patients should be screened to enable effective personalised treatment.

 

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European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

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