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How does tailored medicine begin?

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Most of the time, tailored medicine begins with a genetic test. This may involve a blood or saliva sample, or in the case of cancer, a biopsy of your tumor. Your doctor will also talk to you about your health history, your condition, and your possible treatments.

From: What Is Tailored Medicine? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The White House: "Fact Sheet: President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative.”

National Institutes of Health/All of Us Research Program: "About the Precision Medicine Initiative," “Data and Research Center.”

American Cancer Society: “Personalized Medicine: Redefining Cancer and Its Treatment.”

Elizabeth A. McGlynn, PhD, vice president, Kaiser Permanente Research, Oakland, CA.

Milan Radovich, PhD, medical co-director, Indiana University/IU Health Precision Genomics Program, Indianapolis.

Eric Dishman, director, All of Us Research Program, National Institutes of Health.

NIH Genetics Home Reference: "Do all gene mutations affect health and development?"

University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center: "More Examples of Precision Medicine in Action."

Stefan C. Grant, MD, associate professor, hematology & oncology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

Intermountain Healthcare: "Talking to Your Doctor: Precision Medicine."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

SOURCES:

The White House: "Fact Sheet: President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative.”

National Institutes of Health/All of Us Research Program: "About the Precision Medicine Initiative," “Data and Research Center.”

American Cancer Society: “Personalized Medicine: Redefining Cancer and Its Treatment.”

Elizabeth A. McGlynn, PhD, vice president, Kaiser Permanente Research, Oakland, CA.

Milan Radovich, PhD, medical co-director, Indiana University/IU Health Precision Genomics Program, Indianapolis.

Eric Dishman, director, All of Us Research Program, National Institutes of Health.

NIH Genetics Home Reference: "Do all gene mutations affect health and development?"

University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center: "More Examples of Precision Medicine in Action."

Stefan C. Grant, MD, associate professor, hematology & oncology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

Intermountain Healthcare: "Talking to Your Doctor: Precision Medicine."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

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