- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Created: February 20, 2018 - Modified: June 28, 2019