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Personalizing Precision Medicine. A Global Voyage from Vision to Reality

  • ID: 4109868
  • Book
  • October 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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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Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Methodology xiii

About the Author xv

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

Afterword 241

Index 243

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Kristin Ciriello Pothier
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