Category: Personalized Medicine

Why Cancer Patients Need Individualized Treatments

Personalized Medicine, Eye & Ear Foundation

“While the goals seem lofty, they are within reach.” —Dr. Uma Duvvuri Advancements in personalized medicine are changing the way scientists and clinicians are studying and treating cancer, particularly of the head and neck variety, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Personalized medicine is broadly defined as an approach to medicine in which physicians use diagnostic tests combined with a patient’s genetic information to determine a particular treatment strategy that fits that patient and offers them the highest chance of success, while also determining which treatment strategies will not be worth pursuing. In theory, this individualized patient-centered approach