Expert Video - Why is biomarker testing so important for certain ethnic groups, such as African Americans?
Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center Dr. Robert Winn explains that biomarker testing is important for all people, but lung cancer is the #1 leading cause of cancer death for African Americans in the United States. African Americans may have EGFR, KRAS, and other biomarkers for non-small-cell lung cancer, but biomarker testing may also identify mutations that lead to lifesaving treatment through precision medicine.
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