Today, biomarker testing may help deliver the right cancer treatment to the right patient.
That's the goal of bio-specific medicine. It is an important part of the future
of cancer care. Bio-specific medicine is based on testing an individual tumor's
unique molecular characteristics to help guide treatment options. Ideally,
understanding the underlying differences in tumor biology of some cancers would help clinicians select
treatment options that may have a high likelihood of benefit and a lower likelihood of toxicity.
Cancer: It's Personal is a program designed to educate and
provide resources that healthcare practitioners may use to have more informed conversations
with their patients about bio-specific medicine and biomarkers.
The Role Of BioMarkers
See the types of biomarkers and learn how these indicators are becoming a key part of cancer treatment.
Screening for Biomarkers
Learn about three kinds of screening tools used to identify and categorize biomarkers.
Who and When to Test
Read what to consider when determining whether a patient may be an appropriate candidate for biomarker testing.