Dr. Dicker on the Impact of Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer

Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD
Published: Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017



Adam Dicker, MD, PhD, professor, chair, department of Radiation Oncology Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, discusses the impact of genetic testing for patients with prostate cancer.

Genetic testing has already effected how patients with metastatic prostate cancer are treated, Dicker states.

The standard of care at Thomas Jefferson University, is to do a biopsy of the metastatic site. Then, next-generation sequencing is used and if results determine an alteration in a DNA damaged pathway, the patient may receive a PARP inhibitor or platinum-based therapy, explains Dicker.
 


Adam Dicker, MD, PhD, professor, chair, department of Radiation Oncology Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, discusses the impact of genetic testing for patients with prostate cancer.

Genetic testing has already effected how patients with metastatic prostate cancer are treated, Dicker states.

The standard of care at Thomas Jefferson University, is to do a biopsy of the metastatic site. Then, next-generation sequencing is used and if results determine an alteration in a DNA damaged pathway, the patient may receive a PARP inhibitor or platinum-based therapy, explains Dicker.
 



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