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Can precision cancer treatment improve outcomes?

Written by Abigail Sawyer (Senior Editor)

precision cancer treatment

Advanced stage cancer patients provided with personalized treatments based on their tumor’s molecular information were more likely to survive or experience a longer period without disease progression. Advanced cancer patients being treated at the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health (CA, USA) were more likely to survive or experience a longer period without disease progression if they received precision cancer treatment. In order to initiate the study, which was published recently in Nature Communications, a molecular tumor advisory board was established comprised of experts in basic, translational and clinical research across multiple disciplines. They used information from patients’...

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