Personalizing Precision Medicine dives into the dynamic world of precision medicine and how it has evolved under the influence of the researchers, physicians, companies, payers, and patients who are translating vision to reality. Each aspect of this burgeoning field is illustrated in the context of scientific, clinical, commercial, and cultural milestones worldwide.
This should be your first read if you are a business leader interested in how to navigate the precision medicine space, a friend supporting a loved one with a cancer diagnosis, an educator trying to explain medical complexity today, or someone just curious how the explosion of personalized data and the convergence of historically separate stakeholders has transformed the global healthcare landscape for the healthy and the ill. Here, both the science and the human impact of precision medicine are united in a single, approachable volume.
Based on Pothier′s decades of experience in precision medicine, her research into the evolution of the field, and over 100 interviews with industry leaders, physician thought leaders, and patients and their caregivers, Personalizing Precision Medicine highlights the triumphs and challenges of precision medicine on a global scale.
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Part 1 The History 1
1 The Right Drug, the Right Patient, the Right Time: Foundations of Precision Medicine 3
2 Decision–Making Machines: Diagnostics in Precision Medicine 27
3 Precision Medicine around the World: Europe 37
Part 2 The Present 51
4 Our Reality Today: The Patient Journey in Precision Medicine 53
5 Toward the Day We Just Call It “Medicine”: Access to Precision Medicine 65
6 Precision Medicine around the World: Japan 81
7 Shifting Rules: Regulation and Reimbursement in Precision Medicine 89
8 Precision Medicine around the World: Latin America 105
9 Patients as the Poorest Princesses: Supportive Care in Precision Medicine 125
10 Informatics under the Hood: Information in Precision Medicine 135
11 Precision Medicine around the World: India 149
Part 3 The Future 157
12 A Personalized Stomach: Precision Medicine beyond Cancer 159
13 Consumer Is King: Consumer Applications of Precision Medicine 181
14 Precision Medicine around the World: The Middle East 197
15 Sci–Fi Potential: CRISPR as the Next Novel Frontier in Precision Medicine 207
16 Precision Medicine around the World: China 223
17 A New Hope: The Future of Precision Medicine 231