ATLANTA (GenomeWeb) – Gene panel testing is enabling clinicians to classify cancer patients' disease and identify potential treatment courses, according to presenters at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry meeting, held here this week.

As more gene variants are linked to various forms of cancer and more drugs are targeted to those specific forms of disease, clinicians need a way to identify patients whose tumors harbor these mutations and who may benefit from targeted therapies.

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