The role of biomarkers in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment is rapidly evolving. As knowledge about the molecular biology of cancer continues to expand, identification of actionable biomarkers (biological changes occurring in the body such as protein expression, receptors, hormones, enzymes, as well as both somatic and germline genetic mutations) continues to increase. Biomarkers (also referred to as "tumor markers" or "molecular markers") have enabled researchers to better understand cancer subtypes and to develop targeted anti-cancer therapies. The National Cancer Institute has compiled a list of commonly used biomarkers, their associated cancer types, and how the marker is used. View the list.
Biomarker Testing in Practice: Process Improvement Toolkit
Review the four key elements needed when developing a precision medicine program that successfully incorporates biomarker testing.
Application of Biomarkers in Clinical Trials
This white paper details considerations when determining to conduct biomarker testing on a patient, and the role the test results may play in potentially making that patient eligible for future clinical trials.
Operational Pathways for Biomarker Testing in NSCLC Environmental Scan
Read an overview of the current landscape of biomarker testing, barriers to implementing testing recommendations, and possible solutions toward creating operational efficiencies in testing.
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Learn about the role of financial navigation in helping patients and providers understand the options available to patients in need of biomarker testing.
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Biomarker Resource Library
Search this resource bank of nationally available materials relevant to cancer biomarkers and biomarker testing. You may filter by cancer type, area of application, and/or primary audience.
Biomarker Testing Implementation Roadmap for Advanced NSCLC
An innovative tool to implement, expand, and sustain biomarker testing for patients with advanced NSCLC.
Biomarker Testing Resource Library
Curated materials to support the implementation of biomarker testing for patients with advanced NSCLC.
Webinar topics include biomarker basics, inherited cancers, laboratory medicine, cost and coverage, and tumor-specific case examples.
Addresses the role of laboratory medicine professionals and pathologists in biomarker testing, incorporating a review of testing techniques and applications, lab-specific regulations, and the impact of those regulations on biomarker testing.
We will review current policies and regulations that drive costs related to biomarker testing.
Deep dive into the differences between germline and somatic mutations, with case examples, and presentation of findings from the LUNGevity/FORCE patient survey.
Introduction to cancer biomarkers, relevant terminology, and implications for cancer care.