UW Carbone Cancer Center offers genetic testing in a trial for advanced cancer patients
MADISON, Wis. — The UW Carbone Cancer Center is participating in a clinical trial that allows people with advanced cancer to be eligible for free genetic testing.
It’s called the Strata Oncology trial, and more than 100 hospitals and cancer centers like the Carbone Cancer Center are participating.
The trial extends to Carbone patients who have advanced malignant solid tumors, certain rare cancers and incurable lymphoma.
In the trial, patients would undergo genetic testing, which tries to match genetic mutations of a patient’s cancer with treatments. The testing can lead to several approaches of treatment.
The Carbone Cancer Center started the trial last year. It had 41 patients and could test for 87 gene mutations.
The goal of the trial is to offer testing to 100,000 patients across the country-for free.
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