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Why is Molecular Testing important?

Because No Two
Patients Are
the Same.

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  • Breakthroughs in the study
    of molecular biology
    have shown cancer to be
    surprisingly diverse.

    There are thousands of
    different biological switches
    that may drive each
    patient's cancer.
  • These differences cause
    patients to have different
    variations of the same cancer.

    This means your cells have
    distinct abnormalities that may
    make your disease unique
    to your body.

Why should I ask for Molecular Testing?

Molecular Testing
Is A Revolutionary New
Testing Process That May
Lead You to More
Individualized Cancer
Treatment.

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Treatment that avoids
a "one-size-fits-all"
approach.

Treatment that's the
most appropriate for
your body.

How is Molecular Testing Changing How We Approach Cancer?

Molecular Testing
provides oncologists
with more detailed
information with which
to identify each
patient's cancer.

THE OLD WAY: Cancer is diagnosed
and classified by
organ of origin.

THE NEW WAY: Cancer is
characterized by
your unique cellular
information.

What's the Molecular Testing process?

The process begins
when your oncologist
orders a test from a
specialized lab.

Tissue or blood sample is
sent to the lab to be tested
for genetic abnormalities

PATHOLOGIST prepares
a report for your
oncologist to review.

ONCOLOGIST meets with
you to discuss results
and treatment options.

Types of Molecular Tests

IHC (Immunohistochemistry) Cells are stained with specialized chemicals that cause abnormalities to show up in color.

FISH (Florescent In Situ Hybridization) Florescent lights are used to illuminate the specific genes that may be stimulating the cancer's growth.

Flow
Cytometry
Advanced machines scan cancer cells with lasers as they pass through a stream of fluid.

PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) Cell's DNA is copied billions of times over so its unique abnormalities can be further studied.

How does Molecular Testing lead to individualized treatment?

Molecular testing
may provide your
treatment team with
specific information that
can help them decide
which treatment is
most appropriate for
your disease.

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