The 5th issue of the GIST Cancer Journal, official journal of the LRG and the first academic journal devoted solely to GIST is now available
A new cancer classification system that supports the idea of personalized medicine has been found as a result of a research study by University of California, San Francisco, indicated that more accurate diagnoses could be made based on genetic makeup.
Personalized or targeted medicine is the paradigm of the future: treatment options customized for individual patients.
The issue of personalized medicine, also referred to as "precision medicine" in the article, was addressed in a newsletter article by LRG Executive Director Norman Scherzer in February. We hope to follow up with more articles on the topic soon.