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Rodney B. Smith: Why I believe in the potential of biomarkers.
Aug 19, 2023, 18:15

Rodney B. Smith: Why I believe in the potential of biomarkers.

Quoting Rodney B. Smith, the Vice President of the Global Oncology Medical Affairs Franchise Head at Daiichi Sankyo, on Linkedin:

“Many of us know from personal experience, the impact cancer has. I am not telling you anything you do not already know when I share the sad fact that cancer continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide.[i] My ambition in medical affairs has always been to understand the basis of cancer as this knowledge is crucial for disease management. A significant development in cancer care is the use of biomarkers. Besides their use for diagnostics, safety and therapy response evaluation they became extremely important as a tool for driving therapy options. Biomarkers are nothing new, but despite broad adoption in routine cancer care there is still room for improvement. In particular, I want to highlight the human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER) family, which have the potential to change the treatment paradigm for several cancers. We should not underestimate the importance of biomarkers, especially the HER family, for improving cancer care – if you’d like to learn more, continue reading below.”

Source: Rodney B. Smith/Linkedin