Journal article

Clinical Utility of Precision Medicine in Pediatric Oncology: A Systematic Review

Justin Lee, Lynn Gillam, Keshini Visvanathan, Jordan R Hansford, Maria C McCarthy

JCO Precision Oncology | American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE Precision medicine uses advanced molecular techniques to guide the use of targeted therapeutic drugs and is an emerging paradigm in pediatric oncology. Clinical evidence related to the efficacy of many novel targeted drugs, however, is currently very limited given the rarity of pediatric cancer and the lack of published evidence for the use of these drugs in children. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the existing evidence for the feasibility and clinical efficacy of precision medicine in pediatric oncology. METHODS A systematic review was conducted using the PubMed, Medline, and Embase databases. Clinical trials and observational studies, which used molecular assays such as w..

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