Targeted treatment for your cancer.
We know that people with the same kind of cancer may respond differently to the same treatment. That’s because your cancer has its own “profile.”
Cancer begins when there is change or damage to cells, which eventually creates a cancer of the blood or forms a tumor. There are many factors that can cause these changes, including:
- Inherited genetic traits
- Environmental influences
- Lifestyle differences
The pattern of changes in your tumor influences how cancer grows and spreads. We may recommend Precision Medicine genomic testing of your tumor tissue, which looks at the pattern of changes in your tumor cells that influence how cancer grows and spreads. We can check for more than 500 genomic markers — more than 10 times the national standard — and have answers within a few days. We also may suggest further genetic testing to identify genes you were born with that may influence your unique type of cancer.
Our Precision Medicine experts harness the power of this information found in your cancer to create your tumor profile and design treatment just for you.
You have a leader in Precision Medicine
The Henry Ford Cancer Institute’s Precision Medicine program is the first and most comprehensive in Michigan to offer genomic testing and expertise of a molecular tumor board to all cancer patients.
Henry Ford Cancer Institute’s commitment to Precision Medicine was introduced in June 2016 as part of the White House’s Cancer Moonshot initiative. The HFCI Medical Director Steven Kalkanis, M.D., joined our Precision Medicine partner Syapse, at the Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C., to announce a program to bring the most advanced cancer care to the Midwest. A huge step forward in cancer care, Precision Medicine provides advanced treatment options to patients where in many cases hope was not present.
Henry Ford also is among a few select health systems in the country chosen to participate in All of Us, a National Institutes of Health Precision Medicine research program.