Imagine two patients diagnosed with the same cancer, same location and same size. Although both will be given the same treatment one will responded while the other will show disease progression. Why?
Because each patient is different, and each tumor is different!
Molecular tumor profiling is the most profound breakthrough in the field of cancer diagnosis of the decade. Unlike Imagining technologies (Rontgen, MRI, CT) which examine the tumor as a distinct mass of cells - as a black box if you will, and pathology stainings, which examine a whole layer of tissue taken from the tumor, molecular profiling goes one step further, into the depths of the cell, in search of the small molecules which are responsible for the cancerous process – namely – genes and proteins.