One of the primary challenges oncologists face when treating mesothelioma is working around the cancer's resistance to most drugs. For Bruce Johnson, M.D., the key to successfully treating this persistent cancer is using targeted genetic therapy, which can increase the potency and accuracy of mesothelioma medicines.
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“By grouping patients based on tumor genomics and treating them with the appropriate targeted therapies . . . we aim to . . . achieve 100 percent success,” Johnson said in a commentary for the NCI Center for Cancer Research.These findings earned Johnson membership on the External Scientific Committee for the NCI as well as the American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation’s Translational Research Professorship. The foundation Johnson built during more than 20 years of research is the basis for his approach to clinical mesothelioma treatment.
Johnson likes to research therapies based on various traits like age and gender.
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Tim Povtak is an award-winning writer with more than 30 years of reporting national and international news. His specialty is interviewing top mesothelioma specialists and researchers, reporting the latest news at mesothelioma cancer centers and talking with survivors and caregivers. Read More