Organizing precision oncology: Introduction to the special issue
New Genetics and Society
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
1 - 6 p.
cancer, médecine, innovation
This Special Issue (SI) on “Organizing precision oncology” features a number of articles initially presented at an International Workshop on “Organizational and epistemic innovation in precision cancer medicine” that took place in November 2018 in Paris. The Workshop was convened to mark the conclusion of a project supported by the French National Cancer Institute (INCa), entitled “Targets and trials: A sociological investigation of personalized cancer medicine in action (PERSONA).” The papers included in the SI investigate the implementation of precision oncology by focusing on the nexus between organizing and experimenting. The SI thus includes contributions that interface Science & Technology Studies (STS) and Organization Studies to analyze how clinicians and researchers deploy genomic platforms and the socio-technical and organizational arrangements that act as a condition of possibility for the performance of this new kind of clinical medicine.