If your oncologist is familiar with precision oncology, it’s possible they may offer to do the analysis of the genetic panel themselves. As more oncologists become aware of the value of oncogenomics, more will naturally be jumping on the bandwagon to offer these services to their patients.
However, this is not as simple as it might appear. Most, if not all, oncologists working in the standard health care system do not have enough expertise in genomic sequencing to provide an accurate analysis of a comprehensive genetic panel.
It all depends on how much value you place on your time and well-being. Would you rather have your treatment plan be based on older technologies or newer, more accurate advancements?
Cancer research is advancing extremely quickly – and this is wonderful for breakthroughs in cancer treatment. However, it also means that in order to benefit from these rapid advancements, you must work with an expert analyzer. It takes a painstaking amount of time for these developments to be integrated into standard cancer care and reach oncologists working there:
As soon as medical advancements generate information on the VUS that are specific to your case, CTOAM’s Cancer Care Research and Advocacy Specialists can go back and revisit them on a regular basis. This way, we can ensure that you are getting the most effective, up-to-date treatments for your unique genetic make-up.
In order to get a proper analysis, you must go to an expert in oncogenomics like CTOAM’s Director of Scientific Research, with member of our Medical Services Team. Having your genetic panel facilitated and analyzed by CTOAM means you are guaranteed to get the correct treatment plan for your form of cancer.
If you or a loved one have received a cancer diagnosis and want to ensure you have access to the best tests and treatments available, please reach out today. Register for a Precision Second Opinion to discover how we can help you to reduce stress and dramatically increase treatment success.
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