Precision medicine tailoring cancer treatment on a personal level

Benita Zahn
Created: January 27, 2021 04:50 PM

While the pandemic has slowed funding to groups in the fight against cancer, much work is still being done. That includes clinical trials, which are important in the development of new treatments for cancer.

However, only 8% of patients nationwide who are eligible for these trials sign-on.

Most of the time, patients don't take part because they don't fully understand what it means for their care.

Now, precision medicine is making history as it better tailors cancer treatment to the patient.

Unlike chemotherapy that kills both the cancer and health cells, precision medicine leads to targeted therapy that zeroes in only on the cancer.

It's actually personalized for a patient's specific DNA.

Learn more about how it works, and what to do if you want to take part by watching the video of Benita Zahn's story.

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