Inter-tumor heterogeneity

Mike Cusnir, Ludmila Cavalcante

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11 Scopus citations

Abstract

Advances in the molecular study of cancer have focused on biomarkers in the setting of tumor-driving mutations within the great heterogeneity of the tumor genomic landscape. It is clearly recognized now that even two tumors originating from the same organ even if histological they appear similar their behavior and response to therapy can be different. These findings have increased interest and research to find truly prognostic and predictive biomarkers to serve as tools in better assessing the natural course of disease and response to treatments in the hope of truly individualizing cancer therapy in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1143-1145
Number of pages3
JournalHuman Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology

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