In a recent post by Oncology Nursing News, Dr. Gina D'Amato, associate professor and assistant director of Clinical Research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System, discusses the evolution of treatment in sarcoma, the use of NGS, and predictive and prognostic biomarkers under investigation in the space.
Blueprint Medicines presented a poster titled “The Cost Impact of Increased Molecular Testing Rates for the Treatment of Patients with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors” at the annual meeting of the AMCP.
The LRG, in collaboration with the Pediatric & SDH-Deficient GIST Consortium and key opinion leaders among the GIST pathology community (with Dr. Brian Rubin taking the lead), played a significant role in changing CAP Guidelines. CAP Guidelines are protocols for pathologists to instruct them on the process of diagnosing a disease based on tumor tissue samples.
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