Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, MD, on Next-Generation Sequencing for Gastrointestinal Cancer

September 8, 2020

The medical oncologist spoke about the need to make next-generation sequencing available to all patients with gastrointestinal cancer.

Next-generation sequencing has revolutionized genomic research, helping oncologists to deliver the proper treatment to the proper target, thereby improving outcomes.

Specifically for patients with gastrointestinal cancers, precision therapy has represented a paradigm shift in the way oncologists approach patient care.

In an interview with CancerNetwork®, Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, MD, a medical oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, discussed why next-generation sequencing is so important for patients with gastrointestinal cancers, as well as the need to make genomic sequencing the standard of care for this entire patient population.

This segment comes from the CancerNetwork® portion of the MJH Life Sciences Medical World News, airing daily on all MJH Life Sciences channels.