Dr. Block shares his knowledge and explains if cancer Treatment should be individualized.
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So cancer treatment needs to be individualized because no two patients are alike. They are not alike even if they have the same disease. They have the same stage and grade of disease. They have even some of the same molecular targets. The nature of human beings, the nature of the biology of cancer is that we are all markedly different and so tailoring a program to a patient’s social and emotional needs, to their nutritional needs which could be very different, to their biochemical environment, the actual terrain that surrounds the cancer cell, not just the cancer cell but also to tailor to the molecular fingerprint of the cancer. So each of these things allows for us to layer a program, to tailor specific therapies to each of these different arenas that could be uniquely different, be it from one patient to another.