Personalized medicine: The role of testing in metastatic breast cancer
This session with Nikhil Wagle, MD, teaches about tests that look for mutations, or changes, in tumors and in the blood and are used to develop a tailored treatment plan to target those mutations. Get to know the different kinds of tumor and blood biomarker tests, and the differences between these and genetic tests for an inherited mutation. Find out which tests can be used today for treatment decisions, and which are under study or used in clinical trials. Dr. Wagle also explores how to access these tests, their strengths and limitations, and the hope these tests offer to make personalized medicine a reality.