Biomarker Tests for Molecularly Targeted Therapies — The Key to Unlocking Precision Medicine

GARY H. LYMAN, M.D., M.P.H., AND HAROLD L. MOSES, | June 2, 2016

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As the promise and the pitfalls of precision medicine gain increasing attention,1,2 enthusiasm about the field has been heightened by a rapid reduction in the cost of high-throughput genomic sequencing and a dramatic increase in the identification of potential molecular targets for therapy. Biomarker tests for molecularly targeted therapies can help physicians to select the most effective therapy for a patient’s condition and avoid treatments that could be ineffective or harmful. If precision medicine is to reach its potential, such biomarker tests will have to be developed in a timely fashion...

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