Genomic Testing - Female Cancer Patient

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Genomic testing identifies specific underlying DNA alterations that may be driving the tumour’s growth1. This information may help physicians understand which potential options are available for a patient based on their tumour’s unique genomic profile.


Genomic testing performed by Foundation Medicine, which we call comprehensive genomic profiling, casts a broader net. We simultaneously interrogate many genes, across all known types of mutations, to take a more comprehensive look at the makeup of a patient's tumour.



  • foundation medicine physician order

    Step 1

    Physician orders the FoundationOne® test

  • pathologist prepares tumour sample

    Step 2

    Pathologist prepares tumour sample and ships to Foundation Medicine

  • Step 3

    Foundation Medicine receives the tumour sample

  • DNA extraction from tumour

    Step 4

    DNA is extracted from the tumour sample

  • Genomic Analysis of Tumour DNA

    Step 5

    Foundation Medicine determines the unique genomic code of the tumour

  • Step 6

    A team of genomic experts analyze the data and provide a report detailing potential next steps for each patient based on the genomic alterations identified

Are you a patient ready to talk to your doctor about genomic profiling?

Foundation Medicine Tests are ordered by your healthcare provider. Our Ask Your Doctor pamphlet has all the information you and your doctor need to discuss Foundation Medicine testing.

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