Dutch Team Looks to Drug Repurposing to Improve Patient Outcomes, Lower Costs | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers at the Hartwig Medical Foundation and the Center for Personalized Cancer Treatment in the Netherlands have launched a drug repurposing study to match patients' molecular alterations with targeted drugs, regardless of whether the drug was designed for the specific tumor type.

The project is an attempt to address the rising healthcare costs associated with new cancer drugs and to identify biomarkers associated with those drugs to ensure patients are being treated appropriately, according to the investigators.

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