Diagnostics for Cancer

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Learning as much as possible about a cancer can help physicians and patients decide on the best course of action to treat the disease. Increasingly, they are turning to molecular diagnostics for help.

The number of such diagnostics has multiplied, particularly in oncology. Molecular diagnostics could allow a clinician to differentiate a breast cancer patient who will have a recurrence of the disease from one who will not, or to distinguish a cancer that originated in the thyroid from one that began in the lung.

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