Overview of Personalized Medicine in GI Cancers
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- Chao, C. J Gastrointest Surg (2012) 16: 1641. doi:10.1007/s11605-012-1949-8
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Cancer biomarkers may be used for prevention (identification of patients at high risk for cancer), estimating prognosis and/or repsonse to conventional chemotherapies, or guide the use of specific targeted therapies. This overview provides examples in each category for gastrointestinal cancers and reviews current concepts in personalized medicine.