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Dimitrios H Roukos
Academy of Athens
19Publications
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Abstract Despite advances in translating conventional research into multi-modal treatment for colorectal cancer (CRC), therapeutic resistance and relapse remain unresolved in advanced resectable and, particularly, non-resectable disease. Genome and transcriptome sequencing and editing technologies, coupled with interaction mapping and machine learning, are transforming biomedical research, representing the most rational hope to overcome unmet research and clinical challenges. Rapid progress in b...
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Progress in understanding and overcoming fatal intrinsic and acquired resistance is slow, with only a few exceptions. Despite advances in modern genome and transcriptome analysis, the controversy of the three different theories on drug resistance and tumor progression, namely dynamic intratumor heterogeneity, pre-existing minor genomic clones and tumor ecosystem, is unresolved. Moreover, evidence on transcriptional heterogeneity suggests the necessity of a drug bank for individualized, precise d...
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Despite standardization of multimodal treatment and approval of several targeted drugs for resectable, non-metastatic cancer (M0 patients), intrinsic and acquired resistance and relapse rates remain high, even in early-stage aggressive tumors. Genome analysis could overcome these unmet needs. Our comprehensive review underlines the controversy on stable or spatiotemporally evolving clones as well as promising yet inconclusive data on genome-based biomarkers and drug development. We propose clini...
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