Dr Michael Korn Discusses Precision Medicine Progress in Various Cancers

There are certain diseases, like lung cancer, that are leading the way in precision medicine and where broad molecular testing is recommended, said W. Michael Korn, MD, of University of California, San Francisco, and Caris Life Sciences.

There are certain diseases, like lung cancer, that are leading the way in precision medicine and where broad molecular testing is recommended, said W. Michael Korn, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, and chief medical officer of Caris Life Sciences.

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Are there certain cancers where we’ve made more progress using precision medicine to make treatment decisions compared with other cancers?

Absolutely. I think what has turned out is there are certain clinical scenarios and diseases where there is lots of opportunity, lots of already existing data and those areas pave the road, I think for, you know, other disease settings that are following. And the best example is really lung cancer, where—first of all, it is one of the most frequent cancer types, affecting over 200,000 people in the United States every year—but we have learned a lot about the molecular features of this disease. And so, we’re not looking at lung cancer as one disease anymore. We’re looking at segments of the disease that have all the different types of treatments associated with them. And this has become standard now. The NCCN [National Comprehensive Cancer Network] guidelines recommend broad molecular testing for lung cancer, because of that complexity, and we know that this improves outcomes.

Other diseases are following. Like, I’ll give you an example: breast cancer, colorectal cancer are other big disease groups where this is following. So, we will see a kind of steady development until, in my opinion, it becomes standard to test every cancer being diagnosed right up front when the patient presents himself, at least in the advanced disease setting, to the oncologist.

Have we made more progress in solid tumors compared with liquid tumors?

These are kind of somewhat different worlds. There has been clearly tremendous progress on the side of solid tumor, kind of molecularly guided therapy. I think the hematologic world is following, but it depends very much on what aspect of hematology you’re looking at. So, certainly, in diseases like AML [acute myeloid leukemia], recurrent AML, we are still looking for a similar approach. Whereas in others, in lymphomas and so on, there might be already very established linkage between certain molecular findings and treatments.

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Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Increased Demand for Cosmetic Dentistry

Reality TV shows, celebrity culture and magazine have skyrocketed the demand for cosmetic dentistry – but for many it is more than just aesthetics, according to a Fort Lauderdale Cosmetic Dentist.

The Advanced Dental Wellness Center in Fort Lauderdale has seen a huge growth in requests for procedures like veneers and whitening to help improve appearances.

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 86% of people request cosmetic dentistry for physical attractiveness and self-esteem and 46% are for health reasons.

A spokesman for the dental clinic said: “There is no doubt that the demand for cosmetic dentistry has increased as the popularity of celebrity culture and reality TV shows has taken off. People are under a lot of pressure to look a certain way and they are prepared to spend money to achieve that look.

“But not everyone has superficial reasons for wanting dental work to improve their smile.  We have a large percentage of people coming to us for help because the way their teeth look is impacting romantic relationships, affecting their self esteem and preventing them from progressing at work.

“If someone has severely crooked teeth, discolored teeth, gaps between their teeth and this is stopping them from smiling properly or talking clearly to someone, then something needs to be done. Many people become shy or introverted, because they are so self-conscious of people looking at their teeth and judging them, it can hold them back in every aspect of their lives.

“This is where cosmetic dental procedures are wonderful. Teeth whitening, veneers and bridges can all help to rectify these imperfections and transform someone’s smile. Of course, it will depend on every individual and their own issues as to the best treatment approach for someone, and their budget restrictions will impact on what we can do. But, we will try to provide the very best advice and find the best and most economical solution for anyone who comes to us for help.

“Our advice would always be for our patients to book in and come and see us and we can discuss all of the potential options with them and set out a treatment plan.

Advanced Dental Wellness Center was set up by Dr Boris Lipovetskiy, who has nearly 30 years of experience. He performs state of the art and general dentistry in his dental clinic. The clinic has a huge focus on combining the latest in dentistry technology with natural medicine to help people achieve good overall health as well as oral health.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures at the Advanced Dental Wellness Center include, dental bonding, Invisalign, crown lengthening, gum contouring, gum grafting, dental crowns, dental implants, smile makeover and a Snap-On Smile.

About Advanced Dental Wellness Center

The Advanced Dental Wellness Center was opened by dentist Dr Boris Lipovetskiy in Fort Lauderdale. Dr Lipovestkiy aims to combine modern dentistry techniques with ancient natural medicine to help his patients achieve the very best oral and overall health.

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Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Increased Demand for Cosmetic Dentistry – Press Release

Reality TV shows, celebrity culture and magazine have skyrocketed the demand for cosmetic dentistry – but for many it is more than just aesthetics, according to a Fort Lauderdale Cosmetic Dentist.

The Advanced Dental Wellness Center in Fort Lauderdale has seen a huge growth in requests for procedures like veneers and whitening to help improve appearances.

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 86% of people request cosmetic dentistry for physical attractiveness and self-esteem and 46% are for health reasons.

A spokesman for the dental clinic said: “There is no doubt that the demand for cosmetic dentistry has increased as the popularity of celebrity culture and reality TV shows has taken off. People are under a lot of pressure to look a certain way and they are prepared to spend money to achieve that look.

“But not everyone has superficial reasons for wanting dental work to improve their smile.  We have a large percentage of people coming to us for help because the way their teeth look is impacting romantic relationships, affecting their self esteem and preventing them from progressing at work.

“If someone has severely crooked teeth, discolored teeth, gaps between their teeth and this is stopping them from smiling properly or talking clearly to someone, then something needs to be done. Many people become shy or introverted, because they are so self-conscious of people looking at their teeth and judging them, it can hold them back in every aspect of their lives.

“This is where cosmetic dental procedures are wonderful. Teeth whitening, veneers and bridges can all help to rectify these imperfections and transform someone’s smile. Of course, it will depend on every individual and their own issues as to the best treatment approach for someone, and their budget restrictions will impact on what we can do. But, we will try to provide the very best advice and find the best and most economical solution for anyone who comes to us for help.

“Our advice would always be for our patients to book in and come and see us and we can discuss all of the potential options with them and set out a treatment plan.

Advanced Dental Wellness Center was set up by Dr Boris Lipovetskiy, who has nearly 30 years of experience. He performs state of the art and general dentistry in his dental clinic. The clinic has a huge focus on combining the latest in dentistry technology with natural medicine to help people achieve good overall health as well as oral health.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures at the Advanced Dental Wellness Center include, dental bonding, Invisalign, crown lengthening, gum contouring, gum grafting, dental crowns, dental implants, smile makeover and a Snap-On Smile.

About Advanced Dental Wellness Center

The Advanced Dental Wellness Center was opened by dentist Dr Boris Lipovetskiy in Fort Lauderdale. Dr Lipovestkiy aims to combine modern dentistry techniques with ancient natural medicine to help his patients achieve the very best oral and overall health.

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Company Name: Advanced Dental Wellness Center
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