Steph20021 wrote:Thanks Dionca, I don’t know why foundation one quoted me more- unless cost has gone up or she quoted me for a different test. Either way I can’t afford it. So my plan is that I will start with getting a test done through a trial at PMH. I’ll speak with my oncologist tomorrow about it.
Hoping I can get a current biopsy done of a tumour I have now rather than my 4.5 year old banked stuff. I’ve done a lot of chemo since then.Dionca wrote:Steph20021 wrote:I wonder, can Canadians get Foundation One testing? What exactly am I asking them for, (just for “mutation burden testing of my tumour”) and how much could I expect to pay, any ideas?
Steph - here is a recent article posted on Colorectal Cancer Canada, that makes reference to the Foundation's mutation burden testing. It says the test is $5,800.
"All Cancer Patients Should Have Access To Genomic Testing"
http://archive.colorectalcancercanada.c ... ting/,5275The novelty of Foundation’s approach—like that of a few other companies leading the field of cancer diagnostics—is the scope of testing. These laboratories examine hundreds of genes by a method called next-generation sequencing (NGS). For a price of $5800, in two weeks’ time, Foundation reports on tumor mutation burden (TMB), microsatellite instability (MSI), and mutations in any of 324 genes that may indicate sensitivity—or resistance—to oncology drugs.
Steph & Dionca:
You can apply for Financial Assistance....Foundation One is very generous in its application of the criteria. I am a lawyer and we are financially very comfortable. But when I applied I listed my dependents and my medical bills, house mortgage, cars, etc. and my financial responsibility was reduced by 60%. I would suggest that you call Foundation One and ask about this potion.