Somatic Mutation Testing
Testing for the presence of cancer requires the utmost personal care and consideration. Somatic mutation testing is enormously beneficial for improving the prognosis and the quality of life of cancer-affected patients. Our team of hereditary and somatic cancer experts will support you during every step of the process.
Every cancer cell can evolve its own pattern of mutated genes.
Each person's cancer, and even parts of a single tumor, can become completely unique. This has implications with respect to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment response. The presence of recurrent somatic mutations allows us to create a detailed molecular fingerprint of the tumor and to identify important tumor subtypes.
Somatic mutation analysis is a standard of practice for tumors in order to identify therapeutic sensitizing and resistance mutations. This allows a finer assessment of the diagnosis and prognosis and targeted therapies directed towards the individual patients tumor profile.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cancer can be the result of a genetic predisposition that is inherited from family members (germline (hereditary) gene mutation) or it can be the result of the acquired mutations accumulated during a lifetime (somatic (acquired) mutation).
Unlike regular cells, cancer cells do not experience physiological elimination of “programmed cell death” or “apoptosis”; instead they continue to grow and divide. Tumor cells show uncontrolled proliferation if there are mutations in the genes involved in cell division .
Somatic Mutation Testing for Myeloid Tumors
Genetic testing of myeloid tumors can help you make accurate diagnoses, provide prognoses, choose appropriate therapy and counsel patients
Hotspot targeted mutation testing is unavailable in the US for the following mutations: BRAF c.1799T>A p.V600E, EGFR c.2573T>G, p.L858R, KRAS c.35G>A, p.G12D, KRAS c.38G>A, p.G13D, KRAS c.35G>T p.G12V, NRAS c.181C>A p.Q61K, NRAS c.34G>T, p.G12C, NRAS c.35G>A, p.G12D, NRAS c.182A>G, p.Q61R.
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