"Defining Cancer Based on Characteristics, Not Solely by Location in the Body, Molecularly-Driven Diagnostic and Therapeutic Development, More Robust Biomarkers, New methods of Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment"
Friday, December 9, 2011
ASCO Blueprint for Research
"We can no longer think of cancer as one disease"
Michael P Link, President of ASCO
That is the reason why ASCO ( American Society of Clinical Oncologists) has published a blueprint to transform clinical and translational cancer research.
The ASCO Vision includes :
I also agree with the recommendation that there be more collaboration on the development of therapeutic agents, a focus on smarter, smaller more focused ( molecularly) clinical trials and the use of electronic medical records.
It is an interesting read and I highly recommend it.
Don't take my word for it, download Accelerating Progress Against Cancer at
I'm curious to see what you think.
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