Ask the Cancer Experts: Dr. Philippe Bedard


 

Here's your chance to Ask the Cancer Experts, of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, a question. Dr. Philippe Bedard explains how doctors use genomic sequencing to better treat their patients. #conquercancer
 
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is one of the Top 5 Cancer Research Centers in the world.
 
Question: Is Princess Margaret involved with genome scanning?
 
We went to Dr. Philippe Bedard, medical oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, to tell us more.

Dr. Bedard: Hi, thanks for the question. At the Princess Margaret since 2012 in the cancer genomics program, we've run a research study where patients have exactly that type of targeted sequencing that's done on their tumour material. 

It takes about a day for the machines to read out the sequence information. Then it's looked at very closely by a team in order to determine what mutations are actually found in a patient's cancer, and what information might be clinically relevant to help doctors figure out how to individualize treatment for their patients according to their genetic information. 

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