Cancer Gene Tests Should Include Healthy Tissue, Too: Study

April 15, 2015 6:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If genetic tests are only done on cancer tissue, as many as half of patients may not receive the most appropriate treatment for their cancer, a new study reports.

Cancer doctors increasingly rely on genetic testing to look for opportunities to use treatments that target specific genetic causes of cancer -- called targeted therapy.

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