In recent years, the term “personalized medicine,” which indicates a treatment tailored for each individual patient, has been widely replaced by the term “precision medicine.” This latter, in a more accurate and broader way, associates patient’s care with genetic, environmental, clinical, and lifestyle factors. In the oncological community, precision medicine refers to genomics-driven cancer medicine.1
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