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Check Up: DNA test analyzes genes known to contribute to cancer

Check Up: DNA test analyzes genes known to contribute to cancer | Biomarkers and Personalized Medicine | Scoop.it
Embracing the promise of personalized medicine, Fox Chase Cancer Center is offering a high-tech DNA test that can identify the genetic mutations driving an individual patient's cancer.
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This is a great step forward in the treatment of cancer by Fox Chase Cancer Center.  Hopefully in the future, similar offerings will become the standard of care.

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Breakthrough Research in DNA Mutation Analysis Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis and More Tools for Personalized Treatment for Cancer Patients

Breakthrough Research in DNA Mutation Analysis Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis and More Tools for Personalized Treatment for Cancer Patients | Biomarkers and Personalized Medicine | Scoop.it
Because all cancers occur due to abnormalities in DNA, scientists are able to use DNA sequencing to analyze the mutations in each patient's DNA.
Brian Shields's insight:

This is great news regarding the adcancement in personalized medicine.  The ability to review a patient's DNA without an invasive biopsy may signficantly help clinicians target the right medicines for the right people, and also allow for a non-invasive manner of tracking acquired mutations during treatment.

 

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"This ground-breaking study uses brand new technology--the multiregional sequencing research tool will lead to routine practice leading to lower cost," said Eleftherios P. Diamandis, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), FRSC, Head of Clinical Biochemistry at Mount Sinai Hospital and Editor of this special issue of Clinical Chemistry. "This is the first time analysis has been done non-invasively instead of performing a biopsy on human tissue. The proof of principle is demonstrated and will be more readily available and cost effective in the future."

 
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Pedro Fernandes's curator insight, January 9, 2013 9:48 AM

I totally agrree with the curator who says:

 

"This is great news regarding the adcancement in personalized medicine.  The ability to review a patient's DNA without an invasive biopsy may signficantly help clinicians target the right medicines for the right people, and also allow for a non-invasive manner of tracking acquired mutations during treatment."

 

Important quote below:

 

"This ground-breaking study uses brand new technology--the multiregional sequencing research tool will lead to routine practice leading to lower cost," said Eleftherios P. Diamandis, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), FRSC, Head of Clinical Biochemistry at Mount Sinai Hospital and Editor of this special issue of Clinical Chemistry. "This is the first time analysis has been done non-invasively instead of performing a biopsy on human tissue. The proof of principle is demonstrated and will be more readily available and cost effective in the future."

 

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DNA Sequencing Costs

DNA Sequencing Costs | Biomarkers and Personalized Medicine | Scoop.it
DNA sequencing costs vs. Moore's Law http://t.co/wf5ibcEk
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What an incredible analysis, and statement below: the decrease in cost of DNA sequencing has demonstrated a  "profound out-pacing of Moore's Law beginning in January 2008".

 

 

This is the future of medicine and therapies.  Which pharma companies are leading the way and which companies may be left behind?

 

Will diagnostics firms and Pharma start to collaborate?  Will we finally realize the revolutionary benfits of this massive reduction in the cost of life-saving technology?

 

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Next Generation Gene Sequencing Brings Personal Genomics Closer | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Next Generation Gene Sequencing Brings Personal Genomics Closer (RT @PedCancerCare: Lot of talk, but next generation gene sequencing research at @ChildrensPhila brings reality of personal genomics closer http://t.co/HscZDuK...)...
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