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CA: a cancer journal for clinicians


Biomarkers; Genetic Techniques; Humans; Molecular Targeted Therapy; Mutation; Neoplasms; Precision Medicine; biomarkers; cancer; drug target; gene expression profiling; molecular profiling; molecular-targeted therapy; mutation; precision medicine; sequence analysis


The world of molecular profiling has undergone revolutionary changes over the last few years as knowledge, technology, and even standard clinical practice have evolved. Broad molecular profiling is now nearly essential for all patients with metastatic solid tumors. New agents have been approved based on molecular testing instead of tumor site of origin. Molecular profiling methodologies have likewise changed such that tests that were performed on patients a few years ago are no longer complete and possibly inaccurate today. As with all rapid change, medical providers can quickly fall behind or struggle to find up-to-date sources to ensure he or she provides optimum care. In this review, the authors provide the current state of the art for molecular profiling/precision medicine, practice standards, and a view into the future ahead.

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