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VIDEO: The future of personalized medicine in GI is in the hands of GI physicians




BOSTON – Personalized medicine is being used the most in oncology for diagnosis and it is showing us, for example, that there is not one type of leukemia but about 40, said Mara Aspinall, keynote speaker and executive chairman of GenePeeks. Gastroenterology is just beginning to use personalized medicine by using metabolites of gut microbiota and patient biomarkers to subtype disease and aid treatment. The nature of this kind of medicine is data driven and requires gastroenterologists to work together to accumulate data to analyze on a large scale, said Ms. Aspinall at the AGA Tech Summit, sponsored by the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology.

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