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Battling an aggressive enemy

“Triple negative breast cancer can be quite an opponent. However, genetic testing empowered my doctor and me to take the right treatment decisions and battle the disease.”

Dimple Bawa, 34

Genetic testing reveals the cause of multiple cancers
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“Hereditary cancer testing allowed me to understand my condition better, and also alerted my family to who could be at increased risk for cancer.”

Ameeta Srivastava, 59

Fighting recurring ovarian cancer

“I love life too much to give up! Multiple rounds of failed chemotherapy did not make me lose hope. Genetic testing helped identify a new generation drug to keep my cancer in remission.”

Meena Nandal, 56

A second incident of breast cancer
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“If a genetic test had been done when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I could have avoided getting cancer again in the other breast.”

Tamannah, 30

Identifying the best treatment options for me
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“Genetic testing helped my doctor choose a new generation drug to control my lung cancer.”

Dhaval Pandya, 64

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Battling an aggressive enemy
Dimple Bawa

“Triple negative breast cancer can be quite an opponent. However, genetic testing empowered my doctor and me to take the right treatment decisions and battle the disease.”

Dimple Bawa, 34

Multiple cancers in the family should have been a red flag

“Multiple cancers in my family prompted me to get a genetic test done. My ovarian cancer was found to be hereditary. This information can now help my daughter to take preventive steps to avoid cancer.”

Suman, 52

No guesswork or trial-and-error in my cancer treatment
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“Strand’s test helped eliminate therapies that were not going to work, and identified the right chemo-therapy for controlling my colorectal cancer right from the start.”

Sushant Koparkar, 44

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A precise drug to treat ovarian cancer
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“Genetic testing revealed certain mutations in my genome which could be targeted with precise drugs to eliminate the cancer with minimal side effects.”

Humaira, 57

The right therapy for my rare cancer, better late than never!
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“My six year fight with cancer would have been shorter had I known about personalized therapy earlier.”

G Padmanabhan, 78

The first step is always the most difficult
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“I took charge after my ovarian cancer diagnosis. Genetic testing revealed hereditary cancer. Four of my family members tested positive for BRCA1. This information was crucial for us to take preventive health measures.”

Sunita Karmarkar, 60

Choosing the right targeted therapy for my breast cancer
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“Identifying the right targeted therapy for my cancer allowed my doctor to choose the best first-line treament!”

Rashmi Eashwar, 68

Targeted treatment improved my quality of life
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“As a young cancer patient, the genetic test provided much improved quality of life through targeted treatment despite a diagnosis of aggressive disease.”

Namita, 24

Diagnostic odyssey ends after 5 years with Strand’s test
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“My son’s condition was undiagnosed for many years. Genetic testing at Strand revealed GSD Type III disease.”

Sagar Kothanur’s Parents

Strand’s clinical exome test solves young girl’s rare condition
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“Our daughter was suffering from seizures and hypoglycemia for close to a decade. Genetic testing at Strand helped us identify the cause, and take appropriate management measures.”

Arpita’s Parents

Diagnosis of Joubert Syndrome confirmed in 5-month-old baby
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“Strand’s powerful bioinformatics solutions helped our daughter’s diagnosis, which would not have been possible otherwise.”

Baby Snigdha’s Parents

I will know earlier if my cancer returns thanks to Liquid Biopsy
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“Strand allowed me to use the latest in science to fight my cancer. I am satisfied now.”

Suneet Varma, 55

Early detection of cancer is key to better outcomes
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“My personal encounter with colon cancer, and multiple cancers in the family should have been a warning for hereditary cancer. Timely genetic testing could have helped me detect my cancer earlier.”

Saraswathi Subramanian, 65

My neuromuscular degeneration explained after 13 years
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“After a prolonged search for answers, genetic testing at Strand revealed rare mutations in the GNE gene, which are the cause of my progressive muscle degeneration.”

Vikram Reddy, 43

Choosing the right targeted therapy for bladder cancer
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“Identifying the right targeted therapy for my cancer has given me a better quality of life despite my cancer diagnosis!”

Amandeep Malhotra, 45

Getting the right treatment for endometrial cancer
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“Knowing the exact mutations that caused my cancer helped my doctor select the right targeted treatment.”

Sunetra Deshmukh, 65

Genetic testing explains cardiac arrest in a 11-year-old boy
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“Knowing that our young son has a cardiac condition was disturbing. Testing at Strand gave us more knowledge, which helped us incorporate lifestyle changes for his well-being.”

Karthik’s Parents

How am I doing after my cancer surgery and treatment?
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“I was relieved when I understood that monitoring my cancer was possible using Strand Liquid Biopsy.”

Mridula, 63

Testing reveals Li-Fraumeni syndrome in several relatives

“My rectal cancer diagnosis at 23 years, coupled with a very strong family history of cancer warranted genetic testing. I, along with other family members were found to be positive for a TP53 mutation, suggestive of Li-Fraumeni syndrome.”

Anmol Thakkar, 23

Genetic testing pinpoints metabolic disorder in 40-day old

“Clinical tests showed abnormalities in our just born daughter. Genetic testing accurately identified the disorder. This information has helped us better manage our baby’s condition.”

Baby Sanaa’s Parents

Genetic testing reveals glycogen storage disorder

“Our physician suspected my daughter’s condition to be genetic in origin because of consanguinity in our family. The Strand Clinical Exome Test confirmed his diagnosis.”

Parineeta’s Parents

Men can also pass down the risk of breast cancer

“My older sister and I were diagnosed with breast cancer. However, we thought it wasn’t hereditary since my mother’s family had no history of cancer. Little did we realize that fathers could also transmit the faulty gene responsible for breast cancer.”

Chandana, 53

Now my doctor has more treatment options

“Diagnosis with a rare ovarian cancer type gave me and my doctor limited options for treatment. Having done the genetic test increased my chances of getting the right treatment for my individual cancer. I look forward to a healed and healthy life.”

Samiran Kaur, 53

Genetic testing for families with hereditary cancer saves lives

“My diagnosis of colon cancer and a strong family history prompted me to undergo genetic testing. Further testing of my family helped us understand the presence of Lynch Syndrome in various individuals. Genetic testing has helped us to be prepared and take preventive measures against cancer.”

Samar Mohite, 49

Genetic testing allayed my fear of cancer
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“My family has a strong history of breast and throat cancer. Therefore, I wanted to be sure that I do not have a risk for developing hereditary cancer during my lifetime. Fortunately, my results were negative. I feel empowered to lead a healthy lifestyle and relieved that my cancer risk is low.”

Ruchira, 40

Genetic testing confirms Retinoblastoma in our son
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“Genetic testing helped us to accurately diagnose retinoblastoma (RB) in our two-year-old son. RB can be a fatal disease, if not diagnosed early, leading to secondary cancers. Knowing the presence of a genetic mutation has now alerted us to constantly monitor his eyes, and also look out for other unusual symptoms.”

Sujay’s parents

Genetic testing sets our family at ease
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“Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and having a family history of cancer got me worried about the cancer being hereditary. Luckily, genetic testing proved that none of our three children have inherited my BRCA1 mutation. This knowledge has put our entire family at ease and established a low risk for hereditary cancer.”

Nayanika Das, 65

Early testing could have warned me about my risk for cancer

“My mother and many relatives were affected with cancer. Early genetic testing could have informed us that the cancer in the family was hereditary. Unfortunately, a few years later, I developed cancer. I would strongly advise individuals with a strong family history to undergo genetic testing so that their risk for cancer can be better managed.”

Sumana Chakraborty, 30

Keeping a lookout for the unpredictable

“Liquid Biopsy has made it possible to keep a constant track of my condition for any possible chances of recurrence in the future.”

Preet Jhurani, 65

Tracking my cancer is possible now with Liquid Biopsy

“Using a combination of genetic tests performed on my tumor and blood samples, I am able to track my bladder cancer.”

Ashfaq Mohammed, 75

Comprehensive testing reveals optimal treatment choices
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“A comprehensive tissue-specific panel comprising NGS, FISH and IHC techniques provided a therapeutic roadmap for personalized treatment of my lung cancer.”

Farrokh Daftari, 59

Same mutation identified in cousins with ovarian cancer
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“Hereditary cancer testing revealed that my cousin and I had mutations in the BRCA1 genes, establishing the hereditary nature of cancer, and also qualifying us to receive PARP inhibitor therapy.”

Urmi Gehlot, 44

Testing reveals a hereditary male breast cancer case
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“Men being diagnosed with breast cancer is extremely rare. This prompted my physician to perform a genetic test, which revealed a hereditary angle to my cancer. This information has helped me be aware of the risk of occurrence of other cancers in future.”

KV Arumugham, 63

Genetic testing opened options of drugs in trials

“For my cancer, genetic testing revealed drug options in clinical trials giving me a better chance to fight back.”

Prateek Saini, 35

Clinical Exome provides definitive diagnosis of Kabuki Syndrome
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“With no family history of disorders, the Strand Clinical Exome Test helped diagnose Kabuki Syndrome over the alternative, Noonan Syndrome, if we had looked at symptoms alone.”

Baby Sphoorti’s Parents

Liquid Biopsy provided clearer picture of my cancer
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“A combination of liquid and solid biopsies provided a better picture of mutations in my tumor and allowed my doctor to advise the most appropriate targeted treatment.”

Tripti Vasudev, 61

A high risk pregnancy was deemed safe with a Strand test
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“Given that we had lost two of our precious children to muscular dystrophy, we wanted to ensure that the current pregnancy would be safe. The Strand test gave us confidence to go ahead with this pregnancy. We are now blessed with a healthy child!”

Radhika and Sundar

Genetic test explains loss of peripheral vision
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“My diagnosis of Retinitis pigmentosa was confirmed with the Strand genetic test, which also gave me information on the genes causing the disease.”

Swati Koparkar, 33

Differential diagnosis between two IEM disorders enabled
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“Strand Clinical Exome Test provides clarity on the early deaths of a couple’s two children due to inherited Inborn Errors of Metabolism disorder and helps with planning future pregnancies.”

Rohit’s Parents

Genetic test helps mother and daughter
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“The Strand Genetic Test identified that my cancer was hereditary because of a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. This genetic status enabled me to receive PARP inhibitor therapy. Also, the test revealed that my daughter’s risk for hereditary cancer was negative, giving her peace of mind.”

Adira Joseph, 44

Child and parents test positive for gene mutations causing ataxia
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“Genetic Testing through Strand’s Clinical Exome Test confirmed that our son had developed Ataxia due to certain gene mutations. In addition, testing revealed that we were also carriers for the same mutations. This information becomes crucial for us when we plan another pregnancy.”

Ardarferoze Vakil’s Parents

11-month-old baby diagnosed with rare genetic syndrome
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“Our child Sireesha had shown signs of developmental delay and poor intake of food from birth. Clinical diagnosis and confirmatory genetic testing revealed a case of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS). Genetic testing and counseling has helped us better understand her condition for future treatment.”

Sireesha’s Parents

In better control of my treatment
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“I feel in control of my treatment as the genetic test has opened up options to consider liquid biopsy to monitor my disease’s resistance to therapy.”

Aniket Waradkar, 59

360 degree view of my cancer profile
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“I got a 360 degree view of my cancer profile using the StrandAdvantage 152-gene test, helping me understand my treatment better and be at peace with the probabilities.”

Ila Jindal, 53