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Molecular oncology is an "interdisciplinary medical speciality at the interface of "medicinal chemistry and "oncology that refers to the investigation of the "chemistry of "cancer and "tumors at the "molecular scale. Also the development and application of "molecularly targeted therapies.

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In molecular oncology is identified genes that are involved in the development of cancer. The "researches combine diverse techniques ranging from "genomics, "computational biology, "tumour "imaging, "in vitro and "in vivo functional models to study biological and clinical "phenotypes.The "proteins produced by these "genes may serve as "targets for novel "chemotherapy "drugs and other cancer treatments, or imaging scans. Scientists use a range of techniques to validate the role of the novel candidate genes in the development of cancer. The ultimate aim is to translate these findings into improved treatment options for cancer patients.[1]

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