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Ensuring the Treatment Fits the Patient

Dr. Richard Weinshilboum of the Mayo Clinic talks about using genomic information to tailor patient treatments.


 

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Richard Weinshilboum, MD, has established a research program at the Mayo Clinic that uses genomic techniques, including genomewide association studies and whole genome DNA sequencing, which uses samples from large numbers of patients treated with a specific anticancer or antidepressant drug. He sat down with Federal Practitioner to discuss the role genetic testing plays in personalized medicine.

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Individualized therapy: 1:11

Common genetic variations: 2:41

Using genomics for preemptive treatment: 6:06

Privacy concerns: 7:44

Cost effectiveness: 8:43

Applying genomics: 10:06

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