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An Introduction to Molecular Testing

An Introduction to Molecular Testing

Listen to PRECISION ONCOLOGY CONNECT experts in conversation

Listen to PRECISION ONCOLOGY CONNECT experts in conversation

Dr Tracy L Stockley, Prof. David Hong

In this podcast, Dr Tracy Stockley and Prof. David Hong come together to provide an introduction to molecular testing.

Listen as they discuss:

  • Why identifying genetic alterations is so important
  • How targeted therapies impact outcomes
  • When to use molecular profiling
  • Which methods of genetic testing to choose
Portrait of Tracy L Stockley
Dr Tracy L Stockley

Pathologist and Geneticist

University Health Network, Toronto


Prof. David Hong

Medical Oncologist

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

United States (US)

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An introduction to molecular testing

time Podcast | open 24 min | Jul 2023

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Clinical takeaways


  • Identification of actionable genetic alterations and treatment with an associated targeted therapy can achieve significant outcomes for cancer patients

  • Molecular profiling should be routine both at the point of diagnosis and at progression for cancer patients wherever possible

  • Tumour biopsy is the gold standard for genetic testing, but ctDNA can be an alternative for tumours that are difficult to biopsy and also is associated with a faster turnaround time

This educational programme is supported by an Independent Medical Education Grant from Bayer.

PRECISION ONCOLOGY CONNECT is an initiative of COR2ED, supported by an Independent Educational Grant from AstraZeneca and Bayer.

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