Role of molecular markers in guiding therapy in cancer

Published on September 30, 2015   31 min

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Hello. My name is Professor Joe Duffy. I work at St. Vincent's University Hospital and University College, Dublin. The title of my presentation is the Role of Molecular Markers in Guiding Therapy in Cancer.
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List some of the questions that emerge following a diagnosis of cancer. The first question is who to treat? In other words, which patients, following surgical removal of a primary tumor, should receive additional or adjuvant treatment? If the decision is to treat, the next question is how to treat? In other words, what is the most appropriate treatment for a given patient? Of a major concern to the patient, is will the treatment caused major toxicity? And a fourth issue is how to determine if treatment is effective? In other words, how to know if the treatment is working? The aim of this lecture is to discuss how molecular markers can help address these four questions,
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