South Florida Community Connections: Decoding Your DNA - Is Lung Cancer Biomarker Testing Right for Me?
You’re invited to participate in an enlightening discussion on lung cancer biomarker testing a pathway to improving lung cancer treatments.
Join us online at noon on Tuesday, September 19, where you will hear from Dr. Luis Raez, Medical Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Memorial Cancer Institute. Dr. Raez will talk about lung cancer biomarker testing what it is, who should consider it, and why it should be on every lung cancer patient’s radar. Audience members are invited to ask questions, and this free event will be hosted on Facebook Live and via Zoom.
Questions for the Speaker?
Email your questions for Dr. Raez to Chrissy.Cohen@Lung.org by Monday, September 18. We look forward to answering your questions during the live session on Tuesday!
Biomarker Testing At A Glimpse:
Lung cancer biomarker testing—sometimes referred to as tumor, molecular, or genomic testing—looks for changes in the tumor's DNA.
Think of your DNA like words in a book. Sometimes there are typos leading to the words in the book meaning something different. In the case of lung cancer, these changes to the “words” can lead to uncontrolled cell growth and cancer. Some lung cancer treatments "target" these changes directly. These lung cancer treatments often cause fewer side effects because they focus on targeting what is exactly wrong with the cancer cell, instead of killing normal, healthy cells too.
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