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Targeted Therapy
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"Targeted Therapy"

What’s new in the world of precision medicine

Welcome to the latest e-book from STAT, which introduces you to the astounding advances — and yes, the very real challenges — in precision medicine.
The concept is most advanced in cancer. Patients routinely have their tumors sequenced so their doctors can recommend drugs targeted to their specific genetic mutations. But there are even more customized treatments on the horizon. Take CAR-T therapies. To make these bespoke drugs, companies like Novartis, Kite Pharma, and Juno Therapeutics remove a patients' own T cells from his arm, tinker with them in the lab to make them more efficient tumor-fighters, and then infuse them back into the patient.
We've collected a series of stories and opinion pieces about the very real potential of precision medicine. There are potential pitfalls along the way, too, and we document those as well. And we've added a few patient stories as well.

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