By Val Speechley, Maxine Rosenfield, Richenda Milton-Thompson, David Woodroffe, Jane Taylor
Melanoma at Your Fingertips is a useful reference consultant, which supplies transparent, authoritative and useful information regarding melanoma. Written by way of specialists within the box, this guide solutions over 450 genuine questions that individuals most ordinarily ask.
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As the new agents have been discovered by measuring their effect on specific molecular targets in the laboratory, it should be feasible to develop the same assay for use in patients. This gives us a short-term pharmacodynamic endpoint and tells us that we are achieving our molecular goals in a patient. Genomic technology has come to our aid. Gene chips allow us to examine the expression of thousands of genes simultaneously before and after administration of the drug. If a second biopsy can be obtained for the tumour, we can compare gene expression patterns in both tumour and normal cells in the same patient after exposure to a new drug.
By 2015, successful molecular targeted approaches will overtake cytotoxics and transform cancer 12 Introduction medicine (Fig. 5). These new drugs will be individualized, chosen on the basis of molecular measurements of the patient’s tumour and normal cells, and taken orally for long periods of time. The classical way in which we develop cancer drugs is split into three phases. In phase I, maximally tolerable doses are determined by gradually escalating the dose in patients with cancer. From this we can determine a workable dose that patients can tolerate and yet is likely to have a therapeutic effect based on animal studies.
Cancer at Your Fingertips by Val Speechley, Maxine Rosenfield, Richenda Milton-Thompson, David Woodroffe, Jane Taylor