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Molecular diagnostic methods are developing with revolutionary leaps and in the next ten years, familiar views on the principles and approaches in the diagnosis of tumor diseases can radically change. At the same time, there are more questions than answers in the laboratory diagnosis of cancer. Let us dwell on some of them.
Candidate of Medical Sciences expressed his point of view on the applied aspects of applying laboratory research in this area. Vasily Yurasov.
What place does laboratory medicine take in the diagnosis of cancer?
Laboratory medicine, or rather laboratory diagnostics, is not an independent field of medicine, but a tool that helps a practitioner with a comprehensive examination of the patient to make the correct diagnosis. According to the results of a laboratory test, one cannot say that the patient has oncological pathology. Laboratory diagnostics should be considered as an additional tool in the comprehensive diagnosis and monitoring of cancer. Continue reading