Gene and tissue arrays have multiplied the genetic and molecular information on melanoma in a few years. It is probable that multimarker analysis of primary tumors and archival lymph nodes will lead to molecular staging of patients with primary melanoma. Marker assays will also lead to wide use of oncogenomics, i.e., molecular profiles will be incorporated into therapy and clinical trials. However, these functional arrays require fresh or frozen tissue samples and this implication may lead to a change in sampling for pathological diagnosis. Tissue banks containing frozen tumor samples may comprise the basics for future personalized medicine.
Was this article helpful?
The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.