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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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