Publication
Title
Advances in molecular, genetic and immune signatures of gastric cancer : Are we ready to apply them in our patients' decision making?
Author
Abstract
In the last few years we have witnessed a vast expansion of our knowledge regarding the molecular and genetic profile of gastric cancer. The molecular subtypes described have shed light on the pathogenesis of the disease, thus prompting the development of new therapeutic strategies and favoring a more individualized approach for treatment. Most of the clinical trials for so called targeted therapies could be considered, at best, partially successful. In addition, checkpoint inhibitors have recently been added to our armamentarium in later stages of the disease, and combinations with chemotherapy and targeted agents are currently under development. In view of the rapid advances of molecular oncology, a new challenge for the clinical oncologist arises: The appropriate patient selection for each new therapy, which can be made possible only through the implementation of predictive biomarkers in our therapy decision making.
Language
English
Source (journal)
World journal of gastrointestinal oncology. - Beijing, China, 2009, currens
Publication
Pleasanton : Baishideng publishing group inc, 2018
ISSN
1948-5204
Volume/pages
10:7(2018), p. 172-183
ISI
000439179000003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 02.08.2018
Last edited 29.08.2021
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