Today, thanks to the completion of the human genome project, and the latest tools in molecular profiling, the DNA of cancer cells can be examined to identify the changes and mutations responsible for the disease.
Molecular profiling offers significant diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic information on cases of cancer. By identifying cancer biomarkers, physicians can individualize treatment to optimize results. Molecular profiling helps to determine which treatment or sequence of treatments are more likely to work best as well as the probability that a particular case of cancer will be sensitive or resistant to treatment.
With molecular profiling, cancer-specific targeted therapies are possible. In this way, the most promising and effective treatments for each tumor profile can be provided.
Molecular profiling technologies include: