Over the last decade, researchers have come to realize that not all lung cancers are the same. The mutations in the cancer cells that drive the disease can help distinguish and treat each patient's condition more effectively. That's why Dr. Leena Gandhi, a thoracic oncologist, recommends that all patientssmokers and nonsmokersget comprehensive genetic sequencing. This will reveal which specific changes have occurred in the DNA of your cancer cells and whether there is medication that can target and attack those genetic changes.
However, it’s important to know that only one in four patients have genetic mutations in their lung cancer that can be matched to current drugs.Read More