Precision cancer medicine: What has translated into clinical use in Belgium?

Last updated on 30-9-2021 by Marie Delnord

Abstract:

RATIONALE: In 2016, Belgium launched the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Roadbook, consisting in 10 Actions, across the health care system, to facilitate the uptake of NGS in routine clinical practice. We compiled feedback on deployment of the NGS Roadbook from governmental stakeholders and beneficiaries: health policy makers, insurance providers, pathologists, geneticists, and oncologists. MAIN FINDINGS: The Roadbook ensured the establishment of a Commission on Personalized Medicine and NGS testing guidelines. A national benchmarking trial ensued, and 10 networks of hospitals and labor…

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