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Precision medicine is coming, but not anytime soon
- By: Beverly Merz, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch
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Precision Health is here now, and helping thousands of patients recover from chronic diseases, and exit disease management and lifelong medications. If you consult with good functional medicine physicians and a good biologic dentists, you can get more precise, personalized care and treatment based on your body, genetics and exposures i.e. causes not symptoms, which can lead to restoration of health.
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Ow thanks Beverly for this wonderful news. I finding about Precision medicine with very long time. finally i got this. can you tell me how soon it is???
This is great news and has the potential to save so many lives. Perhaps not for our generation, but hopefully for the next.
quite an insightful one. I’m just hearing about precision medicine for the first time. would be wonderful to see it fully developed and made available to the public.
Eyeglasses – these are a wonderful example of precision or personalized medicine. Why would anyone want to use group average vision test results to prescribe eyeglasses?
Then why are we so enamored with using group average results to approve drugs and for the evidentiary foundations of evidence-based medicine?
Clinicians and patients often evaluate treatment effects over time for individual patients. They investigate responses to drug challenge, de-challenge, and re-challenge – often with multiple doses.
Why not do this scientifically starting at the level of each individual?
Without better diagnostic and treatment response phenotypes, genomics is too much like one hand clapping.
Are you suggesting that a cancer patient shouldn’t get their tumor sequenced if there is any doubt about the subtype and what targeted therapy is most appropriate? That is the current best example of precision medicine.
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