Oncologists today now have a much greater understanding of the mutational landscape underlying some tumors. However, in many respects it is still a daunting task—one that may require more effective interpretation tools.
Patient enrollment has opened for the COMmunication and Education in Tumor Profiling COMET study, the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group has announced. The study will determine if online genetic self-education can reduce patients’ tumor gene testing-associated stress and anxiety.
Professor Mishra and his colleagues recently developed a program called Pipeline for Cancer Inference or PiCnIc for short that analyzes patient tumor sequencing data to create potential ways that the tumor may evolve and progress that is patient-personalized.
The University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and other affiliated hospitals and clinics have been selected to enroll 150,000 Illinoisans in the national Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program.