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Although many types of cancer treatments exist, sound decision strategies as to which treatment is the most suitable for a cancer patient are scarce. Also, with the advent of the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology in the Belgian healthcare landscape, opportunities especially arise for genomic criteria to be included in the cancer treatment decision strategy.
PRECISION aims to link patients with specific cancer genotypes to matched cancer treatments. Advices from each of the university hospital’s local Medical Advisory Board (MAB) as well as from the central MAB will be...
Molecular detection is currently a part of clinical oncology diagnostics. The recent grow of advanced molecular technologies enables for a certain number of cases to optimize the treatment by incorporating individual, molecular DNA-characteristics of the tumor and of the patient himself: the so-called ‘Targeted Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS).
The introduction of NGS in molecular oncology diagnostics requires a profound preparatory phase, both in the field and on policy level. A feasibility study, performed by the Cancer center (WIV-ISP) and the KCE, resulted in a roadbook ‘...