Incorporating Precision Medicine into Oncology
Terrill Jordan, LLM, JD, president and chief executive officer, Regional Cancer Care Associates, discusses challenges regarding the utility of precision medicine in oncology.
There is a robust pipeline of drugs in development in oncology, explains Jordan. The number of agents that are poised to enter the market may complicate current treatment strategies.
Notably, precision medicine has helped individualize treatment for patients. Among the flood of new agents, physicians should consider patient-specific factors when choosing a treatment.
Precision medicine can be costly; however, it appears to be cost-effective in the long-term, concludes Jordan.