Biomarker-Driven Therapies

What Are Biomarker-Driven Therapies? Biomarker-driven therapies are treatments that fall under the umbrella of precision medicine, targeted to specific biomarkers associated with a particular disease or condition.

What Are Examples of Biomarker-Driven Therapies?

  • Targeted therapies for cancer that are based on specific genetic mutations
  • Personalized medicine that is tailored to an individual’s genetic makeup
  • Immunotherapies that target specific immune system biomarkers


Advantages of Biomarker-Driven Therapies

  • Increased efficacy of treatment
  • Reduced toxicity through the targeting of specific molecules
  • Improved patient outcomes

Source: National Cancer Institute. Biomarkers: Introduction.