Dr. Ruan Discusses Biomarkers in MCL

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Jia Ruan, MD, PhD, associate professor of clinical medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, discusses biomarkers in mantle cell lymphoma.

Jia Ruan, MD, PhD, associate professor of clinical medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, discusses biomarkers in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).

One of the challenges that persists in the treatment of patients with MCL is selection for therapies. Ruan says biomarkers need to be identified to predict risk or responsiveness to agents or combinations of agents. This would require an additional and concerted effort, Ruan says, and would be best investigated in a prospective clinical trial.

Ruan suggests that collecting clinical, pathological, and biomarker data in a prospective clinical trial could subsequently lead to more specific treatment regimens for patients with MCL.