Lessons for molecular diagnostics in oncology from the Cancer Research UK Stratified Medicine Programme

Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2015 Mar;15(3):287-9. doi: 10.1586/14737159.2015.992417. Epub 2014 Dec 30.


The implementation of stratified medicine in modern cancer care presents substantial opportunity to refine diagnosis and treatment but also numerous challenges. Through experience in a UK tumor profiling initiative, we have gained valuable insights into the complexities and possible solutions for routine delivery of stratified cancer medicine.

Keywords: cancer; genomics; mutations; sequencing; stratified medicine.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Genetic Testing* / methods
  • Genetic Testing* / standards
  • Genomics* / methods
  • Genomics* / standards
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Pathology, Molecular* / methods
  • Pathology, Molecular* / standards
  • Research
  • United Kingdom


  • Biomarkers, Tumor