Precision Oncology, also known as personalized oncology, aims to combine clinicopathological data established for the patient with the molecular profile of tumors to create more accurate diagnostic, prognostic and treatment strategies tailored to the needs of each patient.
Dr. Letícia Braga, Coordinator of the Translational Research Laboratory at NEP, Precision Oncology treated the disease in a personalized way. “We, researchers at the Translational Research Laboratory, are working on projects funded by the National Oncology Program (PRONON) that seek to identify biomarkers that can be used in genetic testing, such as predictive markers for personalized treatment and markers that predispose to a particular type of cancer in families, helping physicians make more effective clinical decisions”.
Also according to Dr. Letícia, last year alone, 164 women with cervical cancer, 102 with ovarian cancer and 99 with breast cancer participated in the studies and contributed to achieving the goals of the NEP projects.
But while the results of this research are not available in clinical practice, what does Precision Oncology have to do with my cancer treatment?
“Precision Oncology represents the 4 P’s of medicine: Predictive, Preventive, Personalized and Participatory. Through this knowledge, physicians are able to guide interventions in the patient’s own daily life, change in lifestyle, exercise and eating habits, which directly depends on the specific attitudes of each one.”
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* Text written by Letícia Braga, Biologist, Post-doctorate in Experimental Oncology, Coordinator of the Translational Research Laboratory of the Teaching and Research Nucleus (NEP)