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At St. Jude, preemptive PGx tests guide prescribing

April 2015—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, brings a razor-sharp focus to its mission: the 78-bed institution cares for children with catastrophic illnesses, including leukemias and lymphomas, solid tumors, hematology disorders (including sickle cell disease), and infectious diseases. It doesn’t have an emergency department. Consistent with its goal of advancing cures, all its patients are enrolled in research protocols.

ALK-positive NSCLC—patient’s story opens eyes

September 2013—For good or bad, Matthew Hiznay seems to be an odds beater. First, a minority of lung cancer patients have never smoked. He’s one of them, having been diagnosed with late-stage non-small-cell lung cancer in August 2011. Obviously, that’s the bad. Second, only about five percent of NSCLCs express a rearrangement of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene. Hiznay’s is one of them. That’s the very, very good.

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