personalized medicine


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personalized medicine

The study of an individual's unique biochemical and genetic makeup, in order to determine his susceptibility to disease or potential responses to treatment.
Synonym: genomic medicine, theranostics
See also: medicine
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The government and politicians are getting involved; before Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with cancer, he talked about personalized medicine and declaring a war on cancer and he was working on a bill around the next war on cancer.
Today's work on personalized medicine stems from the Human Genome Project, which started in 1990 with the aim to identify all 20,000-plus genes in human DNA.
Chapter 4 provides a comprehensive and detailed review of personalized medicine in oncology partnering deals signed and announced since January 2007.
Yet it underscores the steps required to align regulatory and reimbursement systems, thereby removing barriers that will increase personalized medicine innovation and speed its adoption," explains Edward Abrahams, president of the coalition.
Combining drugs and diagnostics is a central part of personalized medicine.
Nevertheless, state legislatures continue to address personalized medicine indirectly through other related healthcare issues, or to use similar concepts.
Variations in those genes open avenues for more personalized medicine.
Clinical and Statistical Considerations in Personalized Medicine
BOSTON -- Personalized medicine is seeing a growing role in the clinical pipelines of drug developers and is leading companies to revise their research and development (R&D) paradigms--including how they make "go/no-go decisions," according to a recently completed study by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD).
Announced to coincide with the Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC 2013), Silicon Valley, CA
The goal of personalized medicine is to create individualized risk prediction as well as a strategic health plan that is tailored to each individual.
The aim of personalized medicine or individualized treatment is to match the right drug to the right patient and, in some cases, even to design the appropriate treatment for a patient according to his/her genotype.

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