Learn about the current state of knowledge on precision medicine and targeted therapies, and how they can improve a patient’s outcome.
Precision medicine, also known as “personalized medicine,” is defined as a form of medicine that uses information about a person’s genes, proteins, and environment to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Precision medicine emerged within the last 20 years as a result of the development and refinement of molecular techniques that allow doctors to distinguish the molecular differences between cancer cells and healthy cells.
Dr. Rob Laister, PhD
Principal Investigator, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
In his presentation, Dr. Laister covers the following topics:
- Current state of knowledge on precision medicine, molecular profiling and targeted therapies
- How the research on targeted therapies can improve patients' outcomes
- Biomarkers, genetic markers, diagnostic markers, prognosis markers, predictive markers and Molecular profiling technologies
- What kind of information is useful to doctors to determine the probability that cancers will be sensitive or resistant to treatment.