Consensus on precision medicine for metastatic cancers: a report from the MAP conference

Swanton, C. et al. (2016) Consensus on precision medicine for metastatic cancers: a report from the MAP conference. Annals of Oncology, 27(8), pp. 1443-1448. (doi:10.1093/annonc/mdw192) (PMID:27143638)

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Recent advances in biotechnologies have led to the development of multiplex genomic and proteomic analyses for clinical use. Nevertheless, guidelines are currently lacking to determine which molecular assays should be implemented in metastatic cancers. The first MAP conference was dedicated to exploring the use of genomics to better select therapies in the treatment of metastatic cancers. Sixteen consensus items were covered. There was a consensus that new technologies like next-generation sequencing of tumors and ddPCR on circulating free DNA have convincing analytical validity. Further work needs to be undertaken to establish the clinical utility of liquid biopsies and the added clinical value of expanding from individual gene tests into large gene panels. Experts agreed that standardized bioinformatics methods for biological interpretation of genomic data are needed and that precision medicine trials should be stratified based on the level of evidence available for the genomic alterations identified.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Biankin, Professor Andrew
Authors: Swanton, C., Soria, J.-C., Bardelli, A., Biankin, A., Caldas, C., Chandarlapaty, S., de Koning, L., Dive, C., Feunteun, J., Leung, S.-Y., Marais, R., Mardis, E. R., McGranahan, N., Middleton, G., Quezada, S. A., Rodón, J., Rosenfeld, N., Sotiriou, C., and André, F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:Annals of Oncology
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1569-8041
Published Online:03 May 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Oxford University Press
First Published:First published in Annals of Oncology 27(8):1443-1448
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690421Glasgow Molecular Pathology (GMP) NodeKarin OienMedical Research Council (MRC)MR/N005813/1ICS - EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS