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Video: Testing for NTRK fusions in solid tumors

Dr. Vivek Subbiah explains how this rare biomarker can have a big impact on cancer patients

Testing for NTRK fusions in solid tumors
17 October 2023

Thousands of oncologists will convene in Madrid October 20–24 for the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2023. One of the many key topics at the conference will be molecular testing and how it can benefit patients.

Molecular testing involves sequencing a tumor tissue sample or blood sample. One approach to doing so, comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP), uses a single assay to assess hundreds of genes for therapy guidance, including relevant cancer biomarkers as established in guidelines and clinical trials.

We asked Dr. Vivek Subbiah, chief of Early-Phase Drug Development at Sarah Cannon Research Institute, to give us an overview of testing for NTRK1, NTRK2, and NTRK3 gene fusions in solid tumors.

Subbiah will be speaking on Friday, October 20, at the ESMO panel Delivering on the Promise of Precision Oncology: From the Big Bang to Tangible Impact on Patients’ Lives and on Monday, October 23, at the satellite symposium Shaping the Future of Personalised Healthcare for Cancer Patients.

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