Precision Oncology Flourishes In-House
The UK is headed toward test centralization – but the value of in-house testing must not be underestimated
Tanya Ahmad | | Interview
sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific
The UK’s 100,000 Genomes Project reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 entire patient genomes in December 2018. Capitalizing on this success, January 2019 saw the establishment of a new, nationally commissioned Genomic Medicine Service that harnesses seven Genomic Laboratory Hubs around the country. The goal is to standardize the criteria for whole genome sequencing and targeted panel tests, simplifying patient pathways and reducing social inequalities – but is this democratization of genetic testing the best option for all institutions? We spoke to Tanya Ahmad, Consultant Medical Oncologist in London, to discover her personal outlook on in-house testing versus centralization.
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