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Companion diagnostics for the targeted therapy of gastric cancer.

08:00 EDT 21st October 2015 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Companion diagnostics for the targeted therapy of gastric cancer."

Gastric cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer and represents a major cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. With recent biomedical advances in our understanding of the molecular characteristics of gastric cancer, many genetic alterations have been identified as potential targets for its treatment. Multiple novel agents are currently under development as the demand for active agents that improve the survival of gastric cancer patients constantly increases. Based on lessons from previous trials of targeted agents, it is now widely accepted that the establishment of an optimal diagnostic test to select molecularly defined patients is of equal importance to the development of active agents against targetable genetic alterations. Herein, we highlight the current status and future perspectives of companion diagnostics in the treatment of gastric cancer.

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Name: World journal of gastroenterology
ISSN: 2219-2840
Pages: 10948-55

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