Cancer and Precision Medicine
Precision medicine is a field in which the probability of the disease is predicted and the necessary precautionary measures are taken to prevent the cancer or to reduce the pain of cancer. Precision medicine is based on the diagnostic tests like the newborn screening, prenatal testing, carrier testing, preconception testing. In the newborn screening test, the child undergoes genetic testing to find if any defects are there within few days of birth. The prenatal testing is checks for defects in genes before the baby birth, in the embryo stage. To find out the carrier of mutated genes, the carrier testing is done. Molecular imaging is done to identify and prevent the cancer. Cancer metabolomics is a major field that enhances precision medicine. Cancer genetics is a related field for predicting the nature of cancer cells and therefore preventing it. Cancer science meetings portrays modern approaches of cancer therapy.