Delivering personalized treatment based on your unique cancer genomics and biomarkers.
If you have a cancer diagnosis, you are seeking world-class care close to home. Because every cancer is unique, our innovative medical oncologists utilize state-of-the-art testing to select the right treatment plan for you.
Precision Oncology Testing at TriHealth can include:
The results of these tests may help to:
With broad tumor profiling:
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What to Expect:
Your TriHealth Precision Oncology Team
Your multidisciplinary team includes Medical Oncologists, Surgical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Pathologists, Radiologists, Nurses, Genetic Counselors, Clinical Research Coordinators, Genetic Specialty Lab Coordinator, and Laboratory partners. The team coordinates advanced care to identify your personalized treatment plan.
What is Tumor Testing?
Tumor genomic analysis allows us to predict which treatments will work best for your specific cancer and which could be ineffective.
There are several ways to obtain a tumor DNA sample. A biopsy or surgical sample of tissue can be sent to the lab for testing. Some tumors will shed tumor DNA into the patient’s blood stream. A blood sample can also be collected to evaluate tumor DNA. This is also called a “liquid biopsy.”
Testing tumor DNA can identify biomarkers that personalize treatment utilizing therapies that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or available through clinical trials.
What is Immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy is a groundbreaking treatment that harnesses your own immune system to fight cancer. We routinely test tumor markers to determine whether immunotherapy would be an effective treatment for you. Tumor test results may show immunotherapy as an alternative to traditional chemotherapy.
Molecular Tumor Board
A group of clinical experts and oncology scientists meets regularly to review your tumor profiling test results and to make therapy recommendations. Every TriHealth Cancer and Blood Institute patient is considered for review and can benefit from a multidisciplinary team’s input.
Clinical Trial Matching Based on Tumor Genomic Testing
Your tumor biomarkers may match you with a clinical trial. A clinical trial may provide additional treatment options for patients with advanced disease. TriHealth is part of a network supporting rapid local activation and enrollment for a large portfolio of clinical trials.
Genetic Counseling and Hereditary Risk Assessment
About 5-10% of people with cancer have an inherited gene mutation (a mutation that can be passed on from one generation to the next that increases cancer risk). Sometimes an inherited gene mutation is found while doing tumor testing, and this may help to determine treatment options. An inherited mutation can also be important for your relatives who may have a higher risk for cancer. Click here for more information about Hereditary Cancer Genetic Counseling and testing at TriHealth. To schedule an appointment, call (513) 853-4363 and ask for a cancer genetic counseling appointment. Meet our expert Genetic Counselors here: Our Team Genetic Counselors | TriHealth