Molecular pathology in tumour classification: the present and future molecular revolution

Stefan M Willems, Willemijn Engelsman-Theelen, J L G Hans Blaauwgeers

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Abstract

The way we classify somatic diseases changes rapidly. Whereas at one time examination by the naked eye was used as a guide and then microscopy was used to view a tissue's properties, diseases are increasingly being classified according to their molecular properties. Due to this 'molecular revolution' the diagnostic classification is increasingly predictive. Parallel to this development the boundaries between clinical disciplines are disappearing.

Translated title of the contributionMolecular pathology in tumour classification: the present and future molecular revolution
Original languageDutch
Article numberA7364
Number of pages4
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume158
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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