Why Cancer Precision Medicine is Relevant to the Device Industry

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Precision medicine is being applied more broadly in healthcare, fueled partly by scientific advances (read: targeted drug therapies and advances in genomic analysis) and growing evidence of proven clinical benefits. Experiences in more established specialties such as lung and other cancers show how precision medicine has implications for the medtech world, particularly in the area of tissue biopsies and interventional treatment procedures.

Some of the most innovative, controversial, and emotionally wrenching initiatives in healthcare these days revolve around precision medicine, an approach to treatment that is rapidly entering mainstream clinical care after a slow, decades-long buildup.

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