A BETTER WAY TO CHOOSE YOUR THERAPY
Cancer can originate from any tissue in the body, though it is more common in certain organs such as the large intestine (colon), lung, and female breast. Cell growth is normally a strictly organized process, but cancer cells acquire changes that allow them to grow out of control, often forming a mass. These tumor cells may invade into adjacent areas, or even spread to distant parts of the body.
In recent years, the medical community has made major breakthroughs in understanding the specific genetic mutations associated with the development of many different types of cancer. After decades of limited treatment options, there are now new ways to fight cancer: targeted therapies based on a tumor’s molecular profile.
HOW GENOPTIX HELPS
Using powerful molecular tests that target specific markers (including Next-Generation Sequencing), Genoptix can help your doctor predict which treatments you are likely to respond to and which may be ineffective or toxic.