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  • #96325
    gavin
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    Hi Beatriz,

    Huge thanks for posting all of this extra info. Very useful, great stuff! And thanks loads for sharing your experiences as well here on the boards with us all, much appreciated.

    Hugs,

    Gavin

    #96322
    bglass
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    Hi Beatriz,

    Thank you for posting this information on testing. Very helpful!

    Regards, Mary

    #96316
    beatriz
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    Thank You Gavin and Happy Holidays!

    I will make sure to take a minute and give my opinon to Foundation Medicine…..

    I also wanted to add to your posts the names of the companies that are willing to work with low income families, military,etc… The direct contact names were given to me when Cure Forward was around.

    My experience was that tumor tissue was too small and/or already used (whatever that means) and tissue testing was useless. That is when started reading on liquid biopsies and I settled for My Personal Genome Plasma SELECT 64 which is was the only blood biopsy that tested for MSI Inestability (which is needed for immunotherapy). Before this we had worked with Guardant Health and had no billign issues but they don’t test for MSI. Guardant Health told me that is not rare for them to see monthly orders since blood biopsies are the only tests can accurately measure the genetic changes as treatment has began (yes damn tumors do evolve) thus the importance of monitoring during treatment.

    I am happy to see Foundation Medicine is catchign up and offering MSI testing for tissue samples, however, for those patients whose tissue sample is not available or not covered by their insurance, please do look at the other options. I am listing the information via images below: Cynvenio, OmniSeq, Paradigm, and Personal Genome Diagnostics. Again, these were given to me when I was desperate for solutions and the best part is that they are willign to work with families in regards to costs and billing

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    beatriz
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    beatriz
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    beatriz
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    beatriz
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    #96311
    beatriz
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    Thank You Gavin and Happy Holidays!

    I will make sure to take a minute and give my opinon.

    I also wanted to add to your posts the names of the companies that are willing to work with low income families, military,etc… The direct contact names were given to me when Cure Forward was around.

    My experience was that tumor tissue was too small and/or already used (whatever that means) and tissue testing was useless. That is when started reading on liquid biopsies and I settled for My Personal Genome Plasma SELECT 64 which is was the only blood biopsy that tested for MSI Inestability (which is needed for immunotherapy). Before this we had worked with Guardant Health and had no billign issues but they don’t test for MSI. Guardant Health told me that is not rare for them to see monthly orders since blood biopsies are the only tests can accurately measure the genetic changes as treatment has began (yes damn tumors do evolve) thus the importance of monitoring during treatment.

    I am happy to see Foundation Medicine is catchign up and offering MSI testing for tissue samples, however, for those patients whose tissue sample is not available or not covered by their insurance, please do look at the other options. I am enclosing the documents in pdf format which includes direct contact numbers for each company: Cynvenio, OmniSeq, Paradigm, and My Personal Genome Diagnostics. Again, these were given to me when I was desperate for solutions and the best part is that they are willign to work with families in regards to costs.

     

    #96299
    gavin
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    Companion Diagnostic Test with Foundation Medicine.

    Please all can you have a read of this as it is a great opportunity to have your comments and thoughts on this issue.

    The FDA has approved a Companion Diagnostic Test with Foundation Medicine.

    https://www.foundationmedicine.com/genomic-testing/foundation-one-cdx#overview

    And they are looking for public comment so that means that all of you can have a say. BUT, it is time sensitive and all comments need to be submitted by the 29th of December so please can you have a look and comment by then if you want to.

    We would like patients and families to review the press release here –

    http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/fda-approves-foundation-medicines-foundationone-cdx-the-first-and-only-comprehensive-genomic-20171130-01327

    And the educational webinar for patients –

    https://foundationmedicine.webex.com/mw3200/mywebex/nbrshared.do

    Then please can you post your questions, concerns and feedback here in the open comment section-

    https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-proposed-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=290&bc=AAAAAAAAAAQAAA%3d%3d&

    As you read through these materials, think about how it will affect you. Your input will assist patients to get greater access as Foundation Medicine works toward adding additional companion diagnostics.

    The FDA will be considering all comments added through the 29th of December at the above link.

    Thank you all loads!

    Gavin

     

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