Molecular pathology has the potential to create health service efficiencies and improve outcomes for cancer patients, we just have to imagine a world in which molecular pathology & personalised medicine is the norm – then create it, says Dr. Matthew Clarke.
By providing a more accurate and specific diagnosis, molecular pathology can help optimize treatment choices for patients. In this chapter, Dr. Clarke calls for improving the provision of molecular pathology testing to unlock better cancer care.
Molecular pathology enables a more detailed diagnosis of cancer and more effective, personalized medicine based on the genetic profile of the patient – hospital administrators could be great advocates for it, says Dr. Matthew Clarke.
I’m a lucky man: every day I wake up in the morning wanting to go into work. As a medical student, I always saw myself going into surgery, but a rotation in pathology with an inspiring supervisor made me change my mind.