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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – When the choice is whether to prescribe patients experimental, targeted drugs based on genetic markers driving their tumors, or recommend immunotherapies, doctors are often going with the latter, a recent survey found.

A sampling of more than 100 physicians showed that more than two-thirds preferred prescribing patients a type of immunotherapy, called a checkpoint inhibitor, rather than direct them to an experimental targeted drug based on genomic testing.

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This webinar will discuss the current status of COVID-19 testing, treatment and other aspects of the current pandemic as they relate to getting this outbreak under control.