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First prospective trial shows molecular profiling timely for tailoring therapy

  • Posted: May 16, 2013

A clinical trial has shown that patients were willing to undergo an additional cancer biopsy, to seek out the best treatment for their tumor type through analysis to find and target genetic mutations that drive the cancer. Results of the study, CUSTOM, begun at the National Cancer Institute and completed at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, are being presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University also participated.

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