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Great Article on Terminology around Biomarker Testing


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Genetic, Genomic, or Biomarker Testing in Cancer—What Is the Difference?

Genetic testing. Genomic testing. Molecular profiling. Biomarker testing. Germline testing. Inherited mutation testing. Somatic tumor testing. Pathogenic variant. Variant of uncertain significance. Do patients need to know any of these terms, and do they all mean the same thing or different things? How can patients make sense of all these terms and be sure they get the right test to ensure they receive the best available treatment?



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