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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new survey of cancer patients suggests that cancer patients may not be getting genetic testing in time to make use of the results in informing their care.

The survey conducted by diagnostics data analytics firm Diaceutics and released to coincide with World Cancer Day also revealed that cancer patients, who tend to be some of the most motivated to educate themselves about the latest research and treatment advances, may have limited knowledge of precision medicine and find it difficult to understand genetic test results.

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