Hope With Answers: Biomarker Testing

Biomarker testing is key in today’s world of personalized medicine. Lung cancer biomarker testing, also known as genetic mutation testing, or genomic testing, looks for the mutations, or “specific biomarkers” in the cells of a tumor. These biomarkers can be used to determine the best course of treatment for a lung cancer patient.

Hope With Answers Video Series: Biomarker Testing

Dr. David Carbone of The Ohio State University Medical Center discusses biomarker testing in lung cancer with patient and advocate Ivy Elkins.

What should you know about biomarker testing?

New research = new hope

Biomarker testing for lung cancer can impact your diagnosis and treatment plan – it could literally save your life.

Living with lung cancer

Michael's story

Michael credits biomarker testing for putting him on the path to manage his disease. A chance television news story and a nudge from his mother were key.

Learn more about personalized therapies

LCFA’s Personalized Therapies for Lung Cancer brochure is a printable resource for you, your caregivers and your doctor. And, of course, it’s free.