Expanding Roles for Pathologists as Members of the Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Team

Pathologists have traditionally been most visible to the other members of the cancer care team in their roles in cancer diagnosis, pathologic staging, and as an integral member of the multidisciplinary tumor board. However, in the era of personalized medicine, the responsibility of the pathologist is expanding to include preclinical [ Read More ]

It Doesn’t Get More Personal Than This: Patient’s Biospecimens Are the Sine Qua Non of Personalized Medicine

Personalized medicine in oncology is founded on the concept of rational care and management of individual cancer patients based on and tailored to the unique biomolecular features of both the patient and his/her tumor. The vision displaces, or at least modifies, the traditional approach of classifying tumors originating from a given [ Read More ]

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