HCC Multidisciplinary Program Tests

Hereditary genetic testing vs. tumor testing

Hereditary genetic testing looks at mutations in all cells of the body — mutations that can be passed from generation to generation. Tumor testing looks for genetic anomalies that are newly acquired in the tumor, rather than inherited; new mutations that are causing cells to grow in an uncontrolled manner.

At City of Hope, we have the ability to test for changes in the tumor, as well as changes in an individual's genes that may be associated with a hereditary cancer syndrome.