Does Precision Medicine Hold “Cure” for Cancer? Mayo Clinic’s Wyatt Decker, M.D., Joins Experts to Discuss
Earlier this year, President Barack Obama called for a $215 million dollar investment in precision medicine with $70 million of that focused on National Cancer Institute activities to use genomics to improve cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic has been at the forefront of an individualized medicine strategy using state-of-the-art genomics, pharmacogenomics and other approaches for some time.
Mayo Clinic continues to be a leader in the research that is driving new treatment approaches for patients with melanoma, lung, and blood cancers, as well as chronic diseases like cystic fibrosis and diabetes. Personalized medicine — also known as individualized medicine — may involve molecularly targeted drugs and immunotherapies to produce better outcomes for patients. Read the full post on the Center for Individualized Medicine’s blog.