My experience with genetic testing is as follows-
Was initially introduced to this concept when I had my biopsy in June 2018, and had samples sent two separate times to Foundation Medicine. Not enough tissue available to perform their test of approximately 400 genes.
Several months later I was told about the Color saliva 30 gene cancer test. Easy enough to do, and not at all costly. Came back positive for BRCA2, which likely explains why I now have APC. Have done a lot of research on this, and have met two well regarded genetic researchers/oncologists. I expect that after I become castrate resistant from my current therapy (6-7 months now of Eligard, Zytiga, Prednisone and Xgeva) I will need to consider a PARP inhibitor such as Olaparib or Rucaparib.
On Nov 14 had robotic prostatectomy as part of SIMCAP clinical trial. Asked surgeon to make sure that a sample be sent to Foundation Medicine for genetic testing. Was told I didn't need to bother as I will be getting full genetic mapping as part of the trial. Will be following up on this at my next MO meeting in a few weeks.
I am hopeful that I will be able to have targeted/precision therapy based on my own genetic makeup. Has anyone had any type of genetic testing, and what has been your experience?
Happy new year to all.