Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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NPR: Personalizing Cancer Treatment With Genetic Tests

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by ebethc, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. ebethc

    ebethc Senior Member

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    this podcast is soooo on the money.
    1. It really parallels the problems w genetic testing that I've had and many others... the results are really not a "roadmap" at all - which what ppl thought it would be when the genome project starting spinning up in the 90s..
    2 interesting idea re testing bad tissue vs good tissue, and THEN using genetic test results...

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/201...er-treatment-with-genetic-tests-can-be-tricky
     
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    Valentijn Senior Member

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    Some results can be a road map. But most results are a bunch of rocks along the side of the road along the way, only a few of which are likely to having anything underneath them, and with no way to guess which ones they are :p

    Some conclusions can be reached using the right data, but getting too enthusiastic and drawing conclusions which aren't supported leads to a bunch of misunderstandings.
     
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    ebethc Senior Member

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    @Valentijn - yes - that's really where I am, too, w genetic testing
     
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