Doctors try to make sense of cancers genetic jumble | Reuters

Good overview on just how complex cancers are in terms of sub-types as the microscope pathology reports are supplemented by genetic testing, which often indicates more than one mutation in play.

Treatment becomes more personalized, and often new variants of combination therapies. While a number of specialized labs have emerged to provide this targeted genetic testing, the article notes the challenge of bringing this degree of sophistication to community oncologists.

Unfortunately, not much in the article on actual health outcomes from this increased sophistication.

Doctors try to make sense of cancers genetic jumble | Reuters.

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