Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Challenges in Fulfilling the Promise of Precision Oncology

Precision oncology promises a new model of cancer care where medical decisions are based on a holistic view of the patient, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle, and tailored to the molecular profile of their tumor. To date, great strides toward the paradigm of precision oncology have been made in the area of cancer immunotherapy, which boosts a patient’s own immunity to combat tumor cells. Immune checkpoint inhibitors and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies have dramatically improved outcomes for a select number of patients, but widespread use of these treatments remains elusive.

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