Precision Medicine and PET/Computed Tomography: Challenges and Implementation

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Abstract

Precision Medicine is about selecting the right therapy for the right patient, at the right time, specific to the molecular targets expressed by disease or tumors, in the context of patient's environment and lifestyle. Some of the challenges for delivery of precision medicine in oncology include biomarkers for patient selection for enrichment-precision diagnostics, mapping out tumor heterogeneity that contributes to therapy failures, and early therapy assessment to identify resistance to therapies. PET/computed tomography offers solutions in these important areas of challenges and facilitates implementation of precision medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPET Clinics
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Biomarker
  • Patient selection
  • PET/computed tomography
  • Precision medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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