Oncologists Say Genomic Testing Is Over Promoted Though It Is Likely To Be Useful Over The Next Decade

| May 4, 2017

DNA_0Fierce Healthcare (5/2, Sweeney) reports on a Medscape survey finding that among oncologists, about 70% “believe genetic testing is very important or extremely important to oncology, but 55% also say genomic testing is overpromoted.” One reason for that is that 89% believe “genomics will be useful in the next decade,” while just 64% “say it’s currently useful.”

Business Insider (5/2, Ramsey) also reports on the survey, saying that it found that 36% of oncologists surveyed “thought genomic testing is not useful now” and 61% said they believed “less than a quarter of their patients would benefit from the testing.” Yet, the oncologists expect that to change, as 89% of those surveyed “said genetic testing would be useful in the next 10 years.”

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Category: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Laboratories, Clinical Pathology, Genetics, Laboratory Management & Operations, Molecular Pathology, Pathology News

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