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- Glenview, IL
- Member Since Oct 2012
Their Diagnoses (1)
- Survivor: Skin Cancer - Melanoma
- Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 12 years ago, Female, Age: 59, Stage IV, BRAF mutation positive: Yes, c-kit positive: No
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Susan_Steel posted an update
Do patients and families understand the value of primary tissue banking in terms of expediting diagnostics, prognostics, biomarker identification and personalized treatment development. Primary tissue that is fresh frozen contains both DNA and RNA (the latter is more and more being tied to the primary development of melanoma tumors). Four medical institutes are ready to bank these tumors and gather annotation for both public and private research that attains Internal Review Board approval.
Susan_Steel shared an experience
Procedure or Surgery (Full lymph node dissection): Full groin dissection done at National Cancer Institute in 2007 by Dr. Marybeth Hughs. Was able to do minimally invasive and preserved a lot of mobility so I could continue to hike and exercise.