There is widespread agreement that insights into the molecular biology of human cancers will make their most rapid impact in the area of cancer diagnosis. As described in the previous chapter (→20), implementation of cancer prevention is not only impeded by our limited knowledge of the complex causes of cancer, but also by a host of socioeconomic factors. As described in the following chapter (→22), the development of molecular-based cancer therapies is also hampered by scientific as well as general factors. In contrast, translation of research results into routine diagnosis is underway and is favored by scientific and general factors.


Breast Cancer Prostate Cancer Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Minimal Residual Disease 
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