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Cytomics in predictive medicine.

Authors
  • Valet, Günter K
  • Tárnok, Attila
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cytometry. Part B, Clinical cytometry
Publication Date
May 01, 2003
Volume
53
Issue
1
Pages
1–3
Identifiers
PMID: 12717684
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patient-specific, disease-course predictions with >95% or >99% accuracy during therapy would be highly valuable for everyday medicine. If these predictors were available, disease aggravation or progression, frequently accompanied by irreversible tissue damage or therapeutic side effects, could then potentially be avoided by early preventive therapy. The molecular analysis of heterogeneous cellular systems (cytomics) by cytometry in conjunction with pattern-oriented bioinformatic analysis of the multiparametric cytometric and other data provides a promising approach to individualized or personalized medical treatment or disease management. As a consequence, better patient care and new forms of inductive scientific hypothesis development based on the interpretation of predictive data patterns are at reach.

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