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Algorithm Matches Pediatric Patients with Cancer to Precision Medicines

A new algorithm designed to identify molecular targets in pediatric patients with cancer and match them to targeted therapies extended progression-free survival (PFS), according to findings presented at the virtual scientific program of the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.1-2

“For pediatric patients, if the cancer has relapsed, the prognosis is poor and there are few new innovative treatments,” said lead author Cornelis van Tilburg, MD, PhD, a pediatric oncologist at Hopp Children’s Cancer Center Heidelberg, in a press release. “Compare this to adult oncology, where there are many new trials, many new biomarkers, and many new drugs. Pediatric oncology is really lagging behind when it comes to precision medicine and the development of new drugs.” 

The study looked at the multicenter, multi-national, non-interventional INFORM…

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