Oncology is one of the most important fields of personalized medicine as most of efforts in this field have recently centered on targeted cancer drug development. New tools are continuously being developed that promise to make cancer treatment more efficacious. The detection of gene variants or mutation within a sample increases the understanding of the tumor behavior and is therefore the basis for an individualized cancer therapy with a better assessment of diagnosis, prognosis and therapy.
Thanks to availability of oncogentic services in the UAE, oncologist can make almost immediate decision about the right personalized treatment for the patient. Availability of the oncogenetic tests locally is also reducing the cost and giving possibility of direct interaction/genetic consultations with the referring physician.