Oligo-metastatic disease (OMD) in the field of oncology denotes a distinct subset of metastatic tumors characterized by less aggressive biological behavior and extended survival times in comparison to their widely metastatic counterparts. While there is a general consensus regarding the existence of OMD, there remains a lack of widely accepted criteria for its a priori identification at the time of presentation. This review delves into the concept of OMD, placing a particular emphasis on the significance of understanding the limitations and potential of genetic assessments. It explores how these aspects are crucial in advancing our comprehension of this phenomenon. In a rapidly advancing era of precision medicine, understanding the intricacies of OMD opens up exciting possibilities for tailored treatment approaches. By elucidating the genetic underpinnings and dynamic nature of this condition, we stand to improve patient outcomes and potentially shift the paradigm of metastatic cancer management.

Oligo-Metastatic Disease in Oncology: Exploring the Limits and the Potential of Genetic Assessment

Sabbatino, Francesco;
2023-01-01

Abstract

Oligo-metastatic disease (OMD) in the field of oncology denotes a distinct subset of metastatic tumors characterized by less aggressive biological behavior and extended survival times in comparison to their widely metastatic counterparts. While there is a general consensus regarding the existence of OMD, there remains a lack of widely accepted criteria for its a priori identification at the time of presentation. This review delves into the concept of OMD, placing a particular emphasis on the significance of understanding the limitations and potential of genetic assessments. It explores how these aspects are crucial in advancing our comprehension of this phenomenon. In a rapidly advancing era of precision medicine, understanding the intricacies of OMD opens up exciting possibilities for tailored treatment approaches. By elucidating the genetic underpinnings and dynamic nature of this condition, we stand to improve patient outcomes and potentially shift the paradigm of metastatic cancer management.
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