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Cancer biomarkers

  • Biomarkers are molecules that indicate normal or abnormal process taking place in your body and may be a sign of an underlying condition or disease.
  • Cancer biomarkers usually refer to proteins, genes, and other molecules that affect how cancer cells grow, multiply, die, and respond to other compounds in the body.
  • Biomarkers may be detected and measured to develop a personalised treatment plan.

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What is tumour profiling?

  • A molecular profile reveals unique characteristics of a person’s disease at the molecular level.
  • Caris uses multiple technologies to provide very specific information about the molecular and genetic makeup of your tumour.
  • It provides doctors with knowledge about which treatments are most likely to produce the best results.

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How does tumour profiling inform cancer treatment?

  • In recent years, increasing numbers of oncologists have adopted precision medicine as a treatment approach for various cancers that have historically been characterised and treated based on body location.
  • This approach has been aided by the development of molecular profiling that can help doctors personalise treatment plans for individual patients.
  • Examples of therapies informed by molecular profiling include biomarkers that trigger cells to grow and multiply abnormally, biomarkers that support a treatment’s cellular or molecular action, and many more.

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