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Some Essential Issues in Cancer Biology


The search for a definitive cure for cancer is one of the most exciting challenges in the fields of genetics, cell biology, and tissue research. Cancer is a group of many different diseases with the ability to invade peripheral tissues and to metastasize to other parts of the body (with rare exceptions, such as glioma, which does not metastasize). In precision medicine, next-generation genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics are now using to better elucidate the unique characteristics of a patient’s cancer for developing tailored and personalized treatment plans. Here, we describe some of the biological and molecular aspects of cancer that warrant special attention and support this new approach to care.