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Steven Weber has been given extra time to live, and he is optimistic about his future, thanks to cancer treatment targeting his unique genetic profile.

Personalizing cancer treatment through genome sequencing

Lincoln Nadauld, MD

Lincoln Nadauld, MD.

Steven Weber first felt the pain in his  right side while covering a basketball game for the Cedar City TV station where he served as manager. When the pain persisted, he went to the Emergency Department, where staff performed a quick CT scan and doctors discovered he was bleeding internally. The pain was coming from pressure on his kidney, and Steven was told he might have cancer.

Steven was transferred to Intermountain’s Dixie Regional Medical Center, where doctors diagnosed him with Stage 4 cancer in his lungs, colon, and other organs. When Steven’s tumor did not respond do initial treatments, his doctors referred him to Lincoln Nadauld, MD, an expert in the science of genetic sequencing. Using Steven’s own genetic configuration, Dr. Nadauld performed a genomic analysis on Steven’s tumor to identify which targeted medication might help Steven battle his cancer best.

After several months of targeted treatment, Steven’s cancer had shrunk significantly and continues to shrink. The future seemed hopeless upon his initial diagnosis and early treatments, but genomic sequencing has given Steven extra time to live, and he is optimistic about his future.

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