Expert Video - What is genomic testing? And why is it needed?
Genomic testing for lung cancer is used to understand the unique characteristics (genomic alterations) of the individual patient’s cancer. Doctors look for genomic alterations that impact the growth and development of the person’s cancer, which helps to determine the best treatment options for the individual. The tests can take days or a few weeks to complete.
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