A solid diagnosis has always been the first step on any patient’s journey to health. However, diagnostic categories are necessarily oversimplifications. In the last decades, medical professionals and scientists have begun to uncover the true variability in patients’ physiological and biochemical make-up that is the principal cause for individual variations in the way diseases present themselves. A number of technologies have contributed to this massive increase in data and knowledge. In particular, radiology, histopathology and genetic sequencing are key fields in personalized medicine, and precision oncology is one of their top applications.
Source: Healthcare in Europe