Precision medicine and the future of cancer treatment

Nikhil Wagle, MD, and Levi Garraway, MD

Nikhil Wagle, MD, and Levi Garraway, MD

Precision medicine is rapidly changing the way cancer is studied and treated today. With new information about genetic and molecular characteristics in tumors, doctors are finding more effective and less toxic ways to fight the disease.

“Precision medicine is seeing the monster of cancer clearly for the first time in a way that we can pinpoint weaknesses and then go into our arsenal and try new drugs to attack those weaknesses,” says Levi Garraway, MD, PhD, director of the Joint Center for Cancer Precision Medicine at Dana-Farber.

Garraway recently discussed the evolving field of precision medicine in a Science, Innovation, and Discovery Talk (SID Talk) at Dana-Farber. During the TED Talk-style presentation, Garraway explained some of the groundbreaking work that is helping current and future patients.

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