If the goal is to enroll as many people as possible in a precision medicine program, the process has to be easy for patients, regardless of their condition, geographic location, or socioeconomic situation. That is the aim of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s (MMRF) recently launched at-home genomics initiative.
The MMRF’s CureCloud program is designed to give multiple myeloma patients around the country easy access to genomic testing, saving them from having to travel to larger cancer centers far from home to undergo bone marrow biopsies. Instead, the program utilizes online resources, centralized sequencing and interpretation, and a network of phlebotomists who retrieve blood samples from patients’ homes for genomic analysis on a 70-gene cell-free circulating DNA test.
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