Menu

Precision Medicine

Claire Saxton, Vice President of Patient Experience, Cancer Support Community, says it is important for patients with cancer to understand what biomarker testing and precision medicine are so that they can be active members of their care team.
Claire Saxton, Vice President of Patient Experience, Cancer Support Community, says oncology professionals need to use clear and understandable language when discussing biomarker testing with the patients.
Discussion on precision medicine can be confusing without standardized terminology. Claire Saxton, Vice President of Patient Experience, Cancer Support Community, says cancer community and advocacy organizations have agreed on definitions of 3 standardized terms: biomarker testing, genetic testing for an inherited mutation, and genetic testing for inherited cancer risk.
The Cancer Support Community engaged a group of oncology experts and a focus group to define 20 terms and concepts related to biomarker testing and precision medicine that are easy to understand for patients with cancer and their caregivers.
Claire Saxton, Vice President of Patient Experience, Cancer Support Community, welcomes oncology navigators to download and use the lexicon they developed for use in conversations with patients and their caregivers.
Using consistent testing terminology can help facilitate the conversation between patients with cancer, testing company, and the care team.

Results 1 - 6 of 6

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors and Alliance Partners!

  • Patron Corporate Sponsor

    Patron Corporate Sponsor

  • Patron Corporate Sponsor

    Patron Corporate Sponsor

  • Patron Corporate Sponsor

    Patron Corporate Sponsor

  • National Alliance Partner

    National Alliance Partner

  • Patron Corporate Sponsor

    Patron Corporate Sponsor

  • Patron Corporate Sponsor

    Patron Corporate Sponsor

  • Patron Corporate Sponsor

    Patron Corporate Sponsor

  • Industry Relations Council Member

    Industry Relations
    Council Member

  • Industry Relations Council Member

    Industry Relations
    Council Member

  • National Alliance Partner

    National Alliance Partner

  • National Alliance Partner

    National Alliance Partner