Dr. Gomella on Challenges Facing Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer

Leonard Gomella, MD
Published: Thursday, Mar 09, 2017



Leonard Gomella, MD, professor, chair, Department of Urology, director, Kimmel Cancer Center Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, discusses challenges facing genetic testing for patients with prostate cancer.

Pain Paying is one of the problems that faces genetic testing, explains Gomella. Also, Whether insurance companies will pay for genetic testing is often determined by the risk factor an individual may have.

It is important that primary care colleagues physicians, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists begin to understand the proper roles, techniques, and tests to get for patients with prostate cancer, states Gomella.
 


Leonard Gomella, MD, professor, chair, Department of Urology, director, Kimmel Cancer Center Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, discusses challenges facing genetic testing for patients with prostate cancer.

Pain Paying is one of the problems that faces genetic testing, explains Gomella. Also, Whether insurance companies will pay for genetic testing is often determined by the risk factor an individual may have.

It is important that primary care colleagues physicians, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists begin to understand the proper roles, techniques, and tests to get for patients with prostate cancer, states Gomella.
 



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