Scrutinizing Breast Cancer
FLEX aims to enroll 10,000 patients and follow each one for 10 years
Michael Schubert | | Quick Read
If you wanted to know everything about breast cancer, where would you begin? As with many cancers, there is too much complexity to select a single aspect, such as genomics, tissue profiling, clinical history… A truly comprehensive study must capture every facet of the disease – and that’s the aim of the FLEX breast cancer registry. The survey is a prospective, observational study that combines full-genome profiling with clinical data. It seeks to enroll 10,000 patients with stage I, II, or III breast cancer and follow them over the course of a decade. There are no limits on who may join the study: men and women of any age and from any ethnic group are welcome. Bastiaan van der Baan, Chief Clinical and Business Development Officer at precision oncology company Agendia, explains FLEX in more detail.
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