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By: Decision Resources Inc

In: The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare

Chapter 41: Unlocking the Potential of Biomarkers in Targeted Oncology

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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, ...

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