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With escalating healthcare costs, changes to the regulatory control on pharmaceutical industries and the inevitable adjustments made in policies and investment in healthcare there is enormous interest in the commercial as well as the scientific aspects of today's healthcare industry.
The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare provides an authoritative analysis of the current (and anticipated) developments in the global healthcare industries. Providing a unique perspective that interfaces between the science and business aspects, it combines information on the latest scientific developments with applied, commercial business data from the global marketplace.
The Handbook focuses on the aspects of paramount importance in the healthcare sector: Pharmacoeconomics; Pharmacogenomics; Therapeutics; Diagnostics
Areas covered include: The role of nanotechnology, genomics and cell therapy in medicine; Diagnostics; Biomarkers and technological advances; Case studies in oncology ...
Chapter 41: Unlocking the Potential of Biomarkers in Targeted Oncology
Unlocking the Potential of Biomarkers in Targeted Oncology
Improved Diagnostics as Important as Improved Therapies to Optimizing Cancer Treatment
In Europe and the United States, close to 20 million people live with cancer today, and approximately 2.6 million new cases are diagnosed each year, a number that is increasing mainly as a result of demographic change, because most types of solid cancer are typically diseases of the elderly. More than 6 million people around the world die of cancer every year, and one of two men and one of three women will develop cancer in their lifetimes. Moreover, cancer is the leading cause of death, after cardiovascular diseases, in the major pharmaceutical markets (United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, ...