The importance of biopsy in the era of molecular medicine Journal Article


Authors: Ziv, E.; Durack, J. C.; Solomon, S. B.
Article Title: The importance of biopsy in the era of molecular medicine
Abstract: Recent advances in the molecular characterization of cancers have triggered interest in developing a new taxonomy of disease in oncology with the goal of using the molecular profile of a patient's tumor to predict response to treatment. Image-guided needle biopsy is central to this "precision medicine" effort. In this review, we first discuss the current role of biopsy in relation to clinical examples of molecular medicine. We then outline important bottlenecks to the advancement of precision medicine and highlight the potential role of image-guided biopsy to address these challenges. © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords: molecular medicine; precision medicine; image-guided needle biopsy
Journal Title: The Cancer Journal
Volume: 22
Issue: 6
ISSN: 1528-9117
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  
Date Published: 2016-11-01
Start Page: 418
End Page: 422
Language: English
DOI: 10.1097/ppo.0000000000000228
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 27870685
PMCID: PMC5588891
DOI/URL:
Notes: Review -- Export Date: 3 January 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Stephen Solomon
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  2. Jeremy Charles Durack
    84 Durack
  3. Etay   Ziv
    26 Ziv