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Digging Deep for Patients and Caregivers

The Alliance puts the patient at the center of everything we do. Through in-house research, we are building knowledge around critical issues for patients’ direct benefit.

Biomarker Research

Biomarker testing refers to the analysis of tumor (tissue biopsy) or blood (liquid biopsy) samples to detect changes in DNA, RNA, or proteins in cancer cells. Test results and subsequent treatment decision-making can aid in more effective and lifesaving treatment planning.

With more than a dozen known mutations in colorectal cancer, and growing knowledge about different efficacy of drug options dependent on biomarker status, it is critical that patients and their care teams learn about their impactful mutations as part of treatment planning. Yet biomarker testing in colorectal cancer remains low. 

The Alliance is committed to understanding patient and caregiver barriers to accessing the benefits of biomarker testing, while developing the resources and navigation to assist them.  

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