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Identifying the best treatment

Augustine Chen assessing cell growth
Dr Augustine Chen assessing cell growth.

Every cancer is different. Personalised medicine means that a patient gets the best treatment for their particular needs, based on their genome, the genetic changes that have occurred in the tumour, and the stage of their tumour.

Personalised medicines mean that we can:

  • Select the best chemotherapy for an individual patient
  • Help predict a patient's progress
  • Indicate the likelihood of a patient having severe side effects from a treatment

The more we understand about how tumours evolve, and what properties they use to regenerate, the better placed we are to target them.

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