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Cancer biomarkers: Emerging trends and clinical implications for personalized treatment.

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posted on 2024-05-29, 10:38 authored by Antonio Passaro, Maise Al Bakir, Emily G Hamilton, Maximilian Diehn, Fabrice André, Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, Giannis Mountzios, Ignacio I Wistuba, Charles Swanton, Solange Peters
The integration of cancer biomarkers into oncology has revolutionized cancer treatment, yielding remarkable advancements in cancer therapeutics and the prognosis of cancer patients. The development of personalized medicine represents a turning point and a new paradigm in cancer management, as biomarkers enable oncologists to tailor treatments based on the unique molecular profile of each patient's tumor. In this review, we discuss the scientific milestones of cancer biomarkers and explore future possibilities to improve the management of patients with solid tumors. This progress is primarily attributed to the biological characterization of cancers, advancements in testing methodologies, elucidation of the immune microenvironment, and the ability to profile circulating tumor fractions. Integrating these insights promises to continually advance the precision oncology field, fostering better patient outcomes.


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