Precision medicine - Delivering the goods?

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Abstract

Personalized (or precision) medicine aims to individualize therapeutic interventions, based on OMICS data such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics etc', profiling together with histopathological insights to the type, stage, and the grade of the disease, as well as on the potential response of a particular patient to a particular treatment regimen. With next generation sequencing technologies, it is now possible to identify all germline variants of an individual in an affordable cost and thus paving the way for clinicians to provide healthcare from an individual perspective. In this special issue of Cancer Letters termed ". Trends in Personalized Cancer Research" we bring together physicians and scientists summarizing the state-of-the-art in precision medicine from hematological malignancies and solid tumors with the current gold standard diagnostic and therapy to basic and translational research utilizing nanotechnology and RNA interference strategies for future personalized theranostics in oncology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-3
Number of pages2
JournalCancer Letters
Volume352
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 28 2014

Keywords

  • NanoMedicines
  • OMICS
  • Personalized oncology
  • Precision medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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