Precision Medicine Sheds New Light on Lung Cancer Treatment

Precision Medicine Sheds New Light on Lung Cancer Treatment

We once thought lung cancer, like many cancers, was one disease. We now know that if you examine the cells from a given lung tumor, many different mutations may be present. Therefore, the ‘molecular fingerprint’ of tumors differ and require different treatments.Within...
What is ‘Precision Medicine’, Anyway?

What is ‘Precision Medicine’, Anyway?

In his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama discussed his ‘Precision Medicine Initiative’, for which $215 million is being proposed for the 2016 Budget. In an era in which we’ve mostly heard about cutbacks in NIH funding, this is a big deal.For many...