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Personalized versus evidence-based medicine with PET-based imaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20700107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this Perspective the feasibility, scope and impact of integrating PET-based personalized medicine into the evidence-based clinical practice of oncology is discussed. The basic concepts of 'evidence-based medicine' and 'personalized medicine' at times seem contradictory; however, I will discuss, with specific clinical situations as examples, a synergistic and probably incremental link between the two and propose that the result of such integration will ultimately improve patient management. Tailoring therapeutic approaches and regimens by molecular imaging, with PET at its forefront, would enable disease management at the individual level and this modification would hopefully further strengthen the evidence-based approach in oncology.
Authors:
Sandip Basu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature reviews. Clinical oncology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1759-4782     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat Rev Clin Oncol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101500077     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Clin Oncol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  665-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Radiation Medicine Center, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Tata Memorial Hospital Annexe, Parel, Mumbai 400012, India. drsanb@yahoo.com
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