What Excites You the Most About the Future of Oncology?

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It really is next generation sequencing because today, it is isolated to large academic centres and a few national reference laboratories, the ability to take sequencing and bring it to the community, because today 80% of all cancers are managed in the community at a community hospital or community healthcare setting, not at an academic center or major research center.

So our job over the next three to five years is to take this technology, the sequence in capability and bring it to the community. Now that's going to require us to do a lot of education but it's also going to require us to develop workflows, where these technologies are easy to use and highly automated and that's going again take us for the next three to five years to do that.

Today, they are fairly manual, they require a fair amount of sophistication to operate properly. So we're going to see a lot out of time spent there, and today, federal insurance and public insurance don't cover the technology. So another piece we have to focus on is educating the pairs as to the value of these technologies.