Different response to the same treatment.
Not all cancer patients respond the same way to the same medication. This is due to the fact that the genes involved in the metabolism of the medicine are different in each patient, and consequently they work in different ways. Therefore, the differences in the bodyÂ’s ability to process the drugs, once they have been administered, may be the reason why one person can either experience more side effects, or have the expected response or, may even not be sensitive enough to the medication, advising, in this case, a more effective replacement.
Analysing the gene expression of the genes involved in the metabolism of these drugs may help when it comes to establishing the most suitable and individualised treatment for each patient.
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