Precision Medicine: Emerging Trends in Cancer Therapy
RPG Life Sciences Limited, 463, 4th Floor, RPG House, Dr. Annie Besant Road,
Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Every individual has a different genetic make-up; even the genetic alterations are different in the same type of cancer. This demands specific and personalised treatment for the individual. Thus, studying the patientâ€™s genetic and clinical profile is the foundation for precision medicine. With the developing technologies and newer molecular tools, it has become easy to select a target-specific treatment based on the genetic makeup of an individual. More individualised approach through precision medicines will not only help in treating cancer but shall negate the scope of early detection with the advanced screening techniques and might also aid in preventing them. In this review, author discuss different aspects of precision medicine in cancer therapy.