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How Genetic Testing Affects the Choice of Treatment for CLL

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So certainly before somebody needs therapy of any kind, so if you're at the point that you need treatment based on whatever reasons those are, testing should absolutely be done. FISH should absolutely be done and can be done off your peripheral blood to look at these chromosomal abnormalities. And the IgVH mutational status should be done as well, because I think that there's more and more data suggesting that different types of therapies for that group as well.  

And so when you're discussing these therapies with your patients those are probably the two biggest influencers now in the types of therapy that you might be offered, so those certainly… 

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