Personalized cancer medicine—advances and socio-economic challenges


It was Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, who first emphasized the patient as the most important determinant of therapeutic efficacy. Although the principle of adjusting treatment to specific patient characteristics has since been the strategy of physicians, this is undermined by a population-biased approach to drug development. Therefore, it is… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nrclinonc.2011.151


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