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Pruebas genéticas: recurso necesario para detectar mutaciones hereditarias en personas que padecen cáncer avanzado o metastásico

https://www.facingourrisk.org/es/XRAY/genetic-testing-needed-for-all-with-metastatic-cancer
Artículo completo: https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.20.03661

In a study of nearly 12,000 cancer patients with a variety of cancers, eight percent of participants with metastatic cancer had an inherited mutation in a cancer gene that qualified them for a targeted treatment approved by the FDA or for participation in a clinical trial. The majority of people with metastatic cancer were unaware that they had an inherited mutation, and had not receive gene-directed treatment to which their tumor may have responded. The study authors suggest that genetic testing for inherited mutations may be warranted for all patients with advanced or metastatic cancer. (posted 9/30/21)

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