What is Personalized Medicine?
Cancer is not one disease. Rather, there are many kinds of cancer.1 That's why a
more personalized approach to treatment may be helpful.
Personalized medicine uses information about a person's genes and proteins to prevent,
diagnose and treat disease.2
What is Bio-Specific Medicine?
Bio-specific medicine is an important part of the future of cancer care. It involves
testing your tumor to find out if it has what are called biomarkers. The
information in these biomarkers may help the doctor know if a treatment may be more
or less likely to work for you, or monitor for any risk of the cancer coming back.3
See more about biomarkers and how they are used in cancer treatment.
Download a Fact Sheet with information on bio-specific medicine and biomarkers.*
Download a Glossary of Terms to learn the language of cancer.*
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