ESMO Meeting 2014

The annual meeting of the European Society for Medical Oncology in 2014 attracted almost 20,000 participants from 131 countries. INCTR participated in a session entitled "Personalized Medicine in Developing Countries - Myth or Reality? INCTR's presentation, delivered by INCTR's President was entitled "Overcoming cancer in developing countries - how to control cancer in resource limited countries." The session was very well attended, but in spite of the trend towards "personalized medicine" and the emphasis on "precision medicine" which refers to targeting therapy towards the molecular mechanisms that underlie cancer, it seemed clear from the presentations that the high cost of targeted agents at the present time essentially prohibits this approach in low and middle income countries, at least for the general population. For a copy of the presentation, click on "files" in the menu at the bottom of this page, then click on "Overcoming-cancer-in developing-countries-audio.pptx"

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