The Need for Consistent Testing Terminology in Oncological Precision Medicine

August 5, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

In July, a working group of 41 prestigious patient advocacy organizations, professional societies, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, and laboratories, provided recommendations to fellow healthcare officials for the adoption of consistent, plain language terms for biomarker and genetic testing. The goal of the research is to help eliminate patient confusion about precision testing terminology in oncology.…