Paired Somatic and Germline Testing Resource

Overview

Paired somatic and germline testing is simultaneous genomic sequencing of a somatic and germline sample from a patient to inform cancer treatment. This emerging testing approach is being seen more frequently in oncology care, so it is important that oncology nurses understand it. This resource answers frequently asked questions about paired somatic and germline testing and reviews the risks, benefits, and limitations of using this type of test.

This resource was developed by ONS through a sponsorship from AstraZeneca.

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