I Travel for Global Oncology: The Tale of My Great Journey at the University of Lahore in Pakistan
By Khalid El Bairi, MDOn a beautiful morning in early October 2022, I received a WhatsApp message from an enthusiastic young professor of pharmacy, Dr. Faisal Gulzar, who invited me to deliver presentations in a country very far from my home in Morocco—Pakistan! A country that I've never visited and that I mostly know...
Virtual Tumor Board Faster and Better Than Real Life
A virtual molecular tumor board platform reduced case-review times from 14 days to 4 days. Researchers hope that the cloud-based platform could extend precision medicine to all cancer patients in the US. Medscape Medical News
ACTRIMS Forum to Focus on Precision Medicine in MS
DALLAS — The fourth annual Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) Forum 2019 gets underway this week in Dallas, Texas, with a packed agenda focused on advancing the understanding of MS diagnosis and management. With an expected attendance of more than 1000, the ACTRIMS Forum sets itself apart from other medical...
Integrating next-generation sequencing into clinical oncology: strategies, promises and pitfalls
From genes to genomes and genomics The concept of precision oncology is not exactly a new one. Since the development of hormonal therapies for breast cancer 40 years ago,1 their efficacy was determined based on the predictive value of specific hormone receptor expression patterns. The development of specific targeted therapies, including trastuzumab for breast cancer2 or...
NTRK gene fusions as novel targets of cancer therapy across multiple tumour types
Find the Fact Sheet on NTRK/TrkB here: http://oncologypro.esmo.org/Publications/Glossary-of-Molecular-Biology/Glossary-in-Molecular-Biology Introduction The treatment of solid tumours is dramatically changing in recent years thanks to the enhancement of molecular diagnostic technologies leading to identification of an increasing number of specific actionable oncogenic abnormalities such as gene activating point mutations, in-frame insertions/deletions and amplification or rearrangements. The concept of precision...
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