WHEN YOU LOOK
BELOW THE SURFACE,
TRK FUSION CANCER
Some genomic DNA changes that may
be driving the growth
of a tumor. markers tend to cause tumors in certain areas of the body. In TRK fusion cancer, the same marker (NTRK gene fusion) can cause cancer to begin in a different part of the body from patient to patient.
The idea of TRK fusion cancer may be new to you and you may understand cancer in terms of an area of the body, such as lung or colon cancer. Having TRK fusion cancer doesn’t change your original diagnosis; it just means that your tumor’s driver is an NTRK gene fusion.