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What is Rare or Aggressive Cancer?

Overall, there are more than 200 different types of cancer, including solid tumors as well as hematologic (blood-based) malignancies such as leukemias and lymphomas. Some cancers, such as those of the breast, bowel, prostate, and lung, are common. Other types…

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Rare or Aggressive Cancer

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with a rare or aggressive cancer, or if your cancer has already metastasized (spread to other parts of your body), managing your disease can be very different than it is in patients diagnosed with common…

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Discuss Options

Ready to Take Action? If you have a rare and/or aggressive cancer, talk to your doctor about whether molecular profiling should be a part of your treatment plan. Caris maintains an online physician directory which lists oncologists that have ordered…

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A Personalized Approach

Up to this point, it’s likely that you and your oncologist have made treatment decisions based on the standard treatment for your cancer type. The phrase “standard of care” or “standard treatment” is used to describe the most common and…

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Caris Molecular Intelligence

Advances in molecular profiling have made it possible to identify biomarkers in a tumor sample, and for doctors to use an individual patient’s biomarker profile to select personalized treatment options they may not have previously considered. And the good news…

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What Is Standard Treatment?

Once your cancer diagnosis is confirmed, your oncologist will likely start by recommending conventional forms of treatment for your cancer. For many cancers there is a “standard treatment” or “standard of care” that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

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Physicians

The advent of molecular profiling has advanced a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology of cancer, ultimately enhancing physicians’ ability to personalize anticancer therapy and improve care. Increasingly, doctors understand that the unique presentation of cancer biomarkers within an individual patient…

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What Are Biomarkers?

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer or have recently started anticancer therapy, chances are you’ve had to familiarize yourself with a lot of new words that pertain to your cancer type, the type of treatment you’re receiving, and the…

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Steps to Profiling

The word “biomarker” can refer to many different compounds in the body that indicate something about your health. When people talk about cancer biomarkers, they’re usually referring to proteins, genes, and other molecules that affect how cancer cells grow, multiply,…

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When to Profile

The Ideal Candidate for Molecular Profiling The personalized medicine approach to treating cancer is still a fairly new concept. Precision medicine tools, such as molecular profiling, are still often regarded as a second line of defense, to be used when…

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