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Best Practices in How Oncologists and Pathologists Can Work Together to Optimize Biomarker Testing for their Patients with Cancer
Dr Sanjiv Agarwala describes best practices developed at St. Luke’s Cancer Center, where a committee has been formed in which clinicians and pathologists meet to reach consensus on reflex testing of molecular biomarkers, as well as the value of biomarker testing in enhancing patient care.
Dr. Ajai Chari talks about risk-based treatment for myeloma as the beginning of personalized medicine in the field. The 2 most recent advances are the increased use of proteasome inhibitors for those with the 4;14 translocation and treating those identified with high molecular risk more aggressively.