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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving the Use of Tumor Genetic Testing with Decision Science
Principal Investigator:

Daniel J Becker

Location: New York, NY
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: March 2020 - February 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $385,518
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Recent advances in cancer care have come from identifying the genetic mutations in an individual’s cancer, and focusing on those abnormalities with “targeted therapy,” i.e. precision medicine. Available genetic information is expanding rapidly and initial research suggests that oncologists struggle to order the correct tests at the correct times and use the results effectively to choose medication. We sought to study the scope of variation in the use of molecular testing and targeted...

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