Biomarker Tests for Molecularly Targeted Therapies


The Key to Unlocking Precision Medicine NEJM


An IOM committee focused on biomarkers for molecularly targeted therapies has issued recommendations about regulatory, reimbursement, and clinical practice issues, in order to guide precision medicine in advancing the care of patients with cancer and other diseases.

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From the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington — both in Seattle (G.H.L.); the Committee on Policy Issues in the Clinical Development and Use of Biomarkers for Molecularly Targeted Therapies, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, DC (G.H.L., H.L.M.); and Vanderbilt University, Nashville (H.L.M.).

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