Gene-based prediction, prevention and individualized treatment
One example of precision medicine involves examining a patient’s genetic makeup to detect any alterations that may lead to a more effective therapy or a more accurate prediction of risk.
This precise information enables physicians on the medical staff to more effectively research treatment options and develop personalized therapies to combat disease.
Physicians involved in precision medicine also team with specially trained genetic counselors to survey and test patients and possibly appropriate family members for genetic issues that might place them at a higher risk for developing certain types of cancer and other diseases.
Precision medicine services are available to patients with cancer, heart disease and other conditions.
A specially trained navigator works with each patient throughout the process to coordinate care, answer questions and assist each patient and their family.