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Tailor-made and targeted: personalized cancer therapy

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are all unique. Our respective genetic makeup is responsible for the fact that cancer diseases also have individual causes and can develop differently. This uniqueness makes therapy particularly difficult. Great hope is therefore placed in personalized medicine, which takes into account all the characteristics of the patient and his or her illness. Read more in our current Topic of the Month.

Have a unique week,

Elena Blume
Editorial team

PS: "You've reached your goal." Our video will show you how navigation systems in the operating theatre can help the surgeon find the best way to reach his goal.

image: 12 - 15 November 2018, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: Personalized Medicine
Video: Surgical navigation systems
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Personalized Medicine – focused on healing

Topic of the Month

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Personalized medicine does not want to measure all patients with the same yardstick anymore. Instead, it aims to precisely fit the therapy to the cause of their disease. This often means a more successful treatment with less side effects for patients. And for physicians, interdisciplinary cooperation and decision making come to the fore.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Personalized Medicine – focused on healing

Surgical navigation systems – with precision to the destination


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With the help of surgical navigation systems, prostheses or implants can be better inserted. During the procedure, surgeons can see exactly where they need to operate on a screen. Just like a navigation system in the car, navigation in the OR guides you precisely to your destination. At the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen we can find out what advantages this has for physicians and patients.
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Surgical navigation systems – with precision to the destination
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