Personalized cancer medicine: customized treatment

03/01/2018

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Personalized therapy not only looks at the type and stage of cancer, but also includes the patient's personal characteristics such as age, body weight, kidney and liver function, possible concomitant illnesses and social situation.

Biomarkers and choosing the right treatment

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In an interdisciplinary exchange, doctors want to find the best possible treatment method for each patient. In this way, the patient receives an individual therapy made to measure.

Targeted cancer therapy

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New findings from research and the ever-increasing amount of data are constantly advancing the personalization of cancer therapy.

Personalization thanks to big data