Understanding Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and its Role in Personalized Cancer Treatment

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What is Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)?

Next Generation Sequencing

The Next Generation Sequencing Test is a powerful tool that can help you determine the best course of action for your cancer treatment. This test can provide your doctor with critical information about the specific genetic makeup of your tumor, which can help guide treatment decisions.

Next generation sequencing (NGS) is a newer type of DNA sequencing technology that allows us to sequence large amounts of DNA much faster and more cheaply than traditional methods. This means that we can now sequence an entire human genome in just a few days, whereas it used to take months or even years.

NGS has already revolutionized cancer research and diagnostics, and is now beginning to impact clinical care. The use of NGS to guide cancer treatment is known as precision medicine.

Precision medicine is an approach to disease treatment that takes into account the unique genetic makeup of each patient. By understanding the specific mutations that are driving a patient’s cancer, we can tailor treatments to target those mutations and potentially improve outcomes.

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