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Tailor-made tumor therapy thanks to epigenetics

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Tumors of the central nervous system have different molecular properties. Therefore, an exact classification of the tumors helps in the selection of a suitable therapy. Researchers at the University of Heidelberg have now developed an algorithm-based method for the precise determination of these types of tumors. Read more in our current news.

I wish you a nice first week of spring,

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

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Topic of the Month: Personalized cancer medicine
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Personalized medicine: a paradigm shift is gaining momentum

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mage: A group of physicians is holding large colorful puzzle pieces in their hands and is putting them together; Copyright: Popov
Personalized medicine does not follow a "one-size-fits-all" treatment approach but emphasizes a "tailor-made" paradigm, meaning a treatment is customized to each individual person's case. For patients, this increases the chances of treatment success and means fewer side effects. While the approach originates in the field of oncology, it is now also increasingly applied to other disease patterns.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Personalized medicine: a paradigm shift is gaining momentum
Personalized Medicine – focused on healing

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