New Tool to Identify Tumor Heterogeneity Could Help Pave Way for Personalized Cancer Therapies and Help Pathologists Add Value for Oncologists

Ohio State University study shows correlation between genetic variability among cancer cells within tumors and the survival of patients with head-and-neck cancers Anatomic pathologists and clinical laboratories  may gain a tool to identify tumor heterogeneity. This would enable them to ultimately guide personalized cancer therapies if a new method for measuring genetic variability within a tumor and predicting outcomes is confirmed in future studies. Scientists Seek Cause of Resistance to...

Might Pathologists Soon Have a Medical Laboratory Test Capable of Predicting a Patient’s Probability of Death within Five Years?

Researchers in Finland have discovered four biomarkers in blood that appear to accurately identify individuals at high-risk of death in the short term  Will there be demand for a medical laboratory test that can help pathologists accurately predict the probability of death within five years for an individual? New research emerging from Europe suggests that such a diagnostic assay may be feasible. More remarkable, this clinical laboratory test may be as simple as testing for the concentration...
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