Tumour markers and their role in cancer treatment

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Published: 4 Apr 2023
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Dr Jasper Andal - St Luke's Medical Center, Manila, Philippines

Dr Jasper Andal speaks to ecancer about tumour markers and their role in cancer treatment. He talks about how tumour markers can be best utilised to treat cancer.

Tumour biomarker tests can be used for screening, surveillance, and diagnosis and can help in choosing the best-targeted therapy for a patient if required. Thus, healthcare professionals involved in treating cancer need to be aware of when to test and when to not test.

Dr Andal then talks about some of the challenges related to screening in the Philippines.

He concludes by discussing the future of screening in the Philippines and comments on the Choosing Wisely conference.