When to Profile

Is it Time to Profile My Tumor?

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 standard therapies haven’t produced results. Biomarker analysis may help you identify potential treatment options, but only your doctor can advise you on which treatment paths to consider. Your doctor will likely choose molecular profiling:

  • If typical standard treatments have failed
  • If there has been a recurrence (return) of your cancer
  • If your doctor is choosing from among several recommended treatments
  • If your cancer is particularly aggressive or rare, or if few treatment options are available for other reasons