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What are gene markers?
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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: These are new tools
Gene markers are part of the world of personalized medicine.
Some them, in lung cancer, help us pick new oral treatment. Some in groups, such as oncotype, help us determine prognosis and treatment options better than the older methods. These types are found in the cancer itself. Other genes are found in families such as brca mutations in breast cancer. These markers are increasing every day.

In brief: These are new tools
Gene markers are part of the world of personalized medicine.
Some them, in lung cancer, help us pick new oral treatment. Some in groups, such as oncotype, help us determine prognosis and treatment options better than the older methods. These types are found in the cancer itself. Other genes are found in families such as brca mutations in breast cancer. These markers are increasing every day.
Dr. William A Biermann
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Dr. Robert Robinson
The genetic sequence of the marker may not be responsible for the disease, but is correlated with a disease process.
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