Navy Veteran among first participants in Pharmacogenetic Testing program for cancer survivors

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in partnership with Sanford Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care systems, recently announced it will soon provide free genetic testing to cancer survivors cared for by VA.

Patrick McGuire, 45, a Navy Veteran and stage 4 lung cancer survivor, is encouraged that he will be one of the first participants at the Durham VA Health Care System launch site. The VA PHarmacogenomics Action for cancer SuRvivorship (PHASeR) testing program will launch this year at the Durham facility, and will enroll all cancer survivors who receive treatment at the facility. The program will expand to enroll 250,000 Veterans at 125 sites around the country.

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