Care Paths – systematic approaches to collecting and analyzing the world’s knowledge on the treatment of disease – have enormous potential for care of cancer and other diseases, Brian Bolwell, M.D., chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, writes in a U.S. News op-ed.
A Care Path is also a tool for expanding our knowledge and fostering innovation and research that will lead to better treatments. Each Care Path patient is put on the path most likely to lead to the best outcome for him or her – it’s never a one-size-fits-all approach. The individual’s Care Path team builds personal genomic profiling into a treatment algorithm. In this way, treatment is tailored to individual genomic information, which identifies more precisely targeted treatment options while at the same time building a research base that will help fine-tune future genomic profiling.
Read the entire piece at: Care Paths Ensure Most-Effective Treatments Are Standard Operating Procedure