Case Studies: Molecular Pathology Perspective and Impact on Oncologic Patients’ Management

  • Mireia Castillo-MartinEmail author
  • Joana RibeiroEmail author
Part of the Learning Materials in Biosciences book series (LMB)


In this chapter you will have a medical perspective of cancer, how it is diagnosed and treated. In particular we focus on the crucial role of pathology assessment for diagnosis/staging and guide patient treatment/management. We will give an historical view of pathology, how it evolved through the centuries from the standard histopathology methods to this new era of molecular analysis. Also, we will generally describe the different treatment options available. Then, through the discussion of three case studies we will illustrate how pathology evaluation (classical and molecular) gives a window to tumor biology, providing a framework for patient treatment and follow-up.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Molecular and Experimental Pathology Laboratory, Champalimaud FoundationLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Champalimaud Clinical CentreLisbonPortugal

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