Precision medicine and future of cancer treatment
Over the last few decades, there has been a deluge in the production of large-scale biological data mainly due to the advances in high-throughput technology. This initiated a paradigm shift on the focus in medical research. Ability to investigate molecular changes over the whole genome provided a unique opportunity in the field of translational research. This also gave rise to the concept of precision medicine which provided a strong hope for the development of better diagnostic and therapeutic tools. This is especially relevant to cancer as its incidence is increasing throughout the world. The purpose of this article is to review tools and applications of precision medicine in cancer.