Precision Medicine via Analyzing Big Data
Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
I am a medical oncologist with 40+ years of frontline work & publications in the peer-reviewed literature. I agree with the basic thrust of the article by Davis. In my experiences in seeing patients that have been to major cancer centers, I have yet to see one patient that has had any type of genomic analysis. Recently liquid biopsies using cell-free DNA (Guardant Health) has become commercially available. I routinely recommend this on all patients consulting with me. Some major revelations affecting choice of agents has resulted.
Stephen Strum, MD, FACP