Personalized medicine and genomics: challenges and opportunities in assessing effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and future research priorities.

@article{Conti2010PersonalizedMA,
  title={Personalized medicine and genomics: challenges and opportunities in assessing effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and future research priorities.},
  author={Rena M Conti and David L. Veenstra and Katrina Armstrong and Lawrence J. Lesko and Scott D Grosse},
  journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={328-40}
}
Personalized medicine is health care that tailors interventions to individual variation in risk and treatment response. Although medicine has long strived to achieve this goal, advances in genomics promise to facilitate this process. Relevant to present-day practice is the use of genomic information to classify individuals according to disease susceptibility or expected responsiveness to a pharmacologic treatment and to provide targeted interventions. A symposium at the annual meeting of the… CONTINUE READING