TITLE

CANCER CARE'S BIG LEAP

AUTHOR(S)
Aston, Geri
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Oct2009, Vol. 83 Issue 10, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the development in oncology and pathology programs in the U.S. It notes that the technology of cancer genetics is helping hospitals discover specific mutations that drive cancers and allows patients to avail of more targeted therapies that would be effective and have minimal side effects for the treatment of tumors. It also discusses the application of cancer genetics in institutions like Dana-Farber and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. INSETS: Paying for Costly Tests to Save on Costlier Treatments;Pushing Cancer Clinical Trials to a Whole New Level.
ACCESSION #
44917908

 

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