Molecular Profiling in Oncology: From Understanding the Biology to Understanding the Treatment

Molecular Profiling in Oncology: From Understanding the Biology to Understanding the Treatment
Publish Date:
October 6, 2014
Authors:
Victoria Allgood, Ph.D.

Despite decades of cancer research, there is still a great need for early detection, prevention and effective treatments for the disease.  More than four decades after the declaration of the “War on Cancer,” it appears that advances in molecular profiling technologies could mean that the era of the “magic bullet” for cancer, promised for so long, could finally be here.  This paper discusses how molecular profiling in oncology promises to help identify strategies that could be used to meet these needs of cancer.