TitleIntegrating genomics into clinical oncology: Ethical and social challenges from proponents of personalized medicine
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMcGowan, ML, Settersten, RA, Juengst, ET, Fishman, JR
JournalUrologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations
Pagination187 - 192
Date Published02/2014

The use of molecular tools to individualize health care, predict appropriate therapies, and prevent adverse health outcomes has gained significant traction in the field of oncology under the banner of “personalized medicine” (PM). Enthusiasm for PM in oncology has been fueled by success stories of targeted treatments for a variety of cancers based on their molecular profiles. Though these are clear indications of optimism for PM, little is known about the ethical and social implications of personalized approaches in clinical oncology.