31 January 2017
By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team
Personalised medicine is an approach that uses patient-specific information to guide the best treatment pathway. For personalised medicine to become a reality for prostate cancer we need to know what markers to test for, and how to use this information to optimise treatment. A lot of research is required to establish this knowledge base. Two new studies from January 2017 have laid important groundwork in this area. These studies will hopefully lead to a test that can identify which localised tumours will turn into more dangerous cancers, identifying patients that need stronger initial treatment.
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