Cancer biomarkers are typically proteins, genes, and other molecules that play a role in growth and multiplication of cancer cells. When medically appropriate, we perform comprehensive tumor profiling to identify biomarkers that are present on our patients’ cancer cells. By doing so we are able to offer our patients “personalized cancer care” and choose treatments that will target biomarkers that are present on their specific cancer cells. This targeted approach helps us to develop individual, cancer specific treatment plans for our patients. Additionally, knowledge of specific biomarkers can aid in identifying clinical trials that may be available.