Personalized medicine is, well, personal! Not all pancreatic cancer cases are the same, and by understanding the differences between tumors, we will be able to tailor treatment based on the individual patient’s needs and characteristics. An important and evolving research area for pancreatic cancer, personalized (or precision) treatment focuses on creating custom treatment strategies based on a patient’s unique genetic and tumor markers and mutations.
Lustgarten-funded research is exploring various approaches and technologies for the most effective way to personalize medicine by prioritizing projects that:
- Characterize and understand the heterogeneity of pancreatic cancer.
- Develop tools to guide treatment decisions matching the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.