Checking the scoreboard: the impact of cancer genetics on clinical practice

Ward, R. L. and Hawkins, N. J. (2001) Checking the scoreboard: the impact of cancer genetics on clinical practice. Internal Medicine Journal, 31 4: 249-253. doi:10.1046/j.1445-5994.2001.00051.x


Author Ward, R. L.
Hawkins, N. J.
Title Checking the scoreboard: the impact of cancer genetics on clinical practice
Journal name Internal Medicine Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1444-0903
1445-5994
Publication date 2001-05
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1046/j.1445-5994.2001.00051.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 31
Issue 4
Start page 249
End page 253
Total pages 5
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Abstract Improvements in cancer care have historically been predicated on significant scientific and technological advances, such as antisepsis in surgery, and the discovery of the therapeutic benefits of radiation and chemotherapeutic drugs. The past 30 years have seen an exponential increase in our knowledge of the biology and genetics of cancer, built on a massive and sustained research effort worldwide. Yet over the same period, significant changes in cancer outcomes have occurred largely as a result of public health measures and through incremental advances in existing technologies. The present paper examines the extent to which the new knowledge of cancer genetics has impacted on current patient care. It considers some of the issues that may have served to lessen this impact, as well as some of the reasons for this apparent imbalance between action and outcome.
Keyword Cancer
Genetics
Research
Technology
Treatment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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