November 23, 2017

The Importance of Tissue Quality for Personalized Medicine

Leading experts of the European Society of Digestive Oncology (ESDO) in the field of gastrointestinal cancer discussed new recommendations for the clinical relevance of molecular diagnostics during the 17th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) world congress on gastrointestinal cancer in Barcelona.

The experts agreed that quality control for samples used in proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, or targeted analytical applications are of outstanding importance. The lack of standardized, high-quality, and clinically annotated human biospecimens poses a significant roadblock to cancer drug and biomarker development.

You can find the published recommendations here.

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