Genomic Confidence

Some oncologists are rather gung-ho about using multiplex genomic tests and ready to use them to evaluate tumors and develop treatments for most of their patients, but others are much more wary about these gadgets, a new study finds.

The survey results, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, suggests there is "wide variation" in attitudes among cancer doctors about using multiplex tests to hunt for hundreds of variations in tumors.

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