Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 16, Issue 9, pp 1641–1644 | Cite as

Overview of Personalized Medicine in GI Cancers

SSAT State-of-the-Art Conference

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Targeted therapy Personalized medicine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Sealy Center for Cancer Cell BiologyUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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