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Below you’ll find the abstract and link to an article in Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America entitled Precision Medicine: Genomic Profiles to Individualize Therapy.

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Precision Medicine: Genomic Profiles to Individualize Therapy

Oscar E. Streeter Jr. Phillip J.BeronPrashant NatarajanIyer
Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2017 Aug;50(4):765-773. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2017.03.012

Precision medicine is an evolving term whose definition is changing as the influence of genomic and population big data biomarkers are becoming well understood.

Key Points

  • Precision medicine is generally understood to be the application of genotypic and Omics biomarkers to determine the most appropriate, outcome-driven treatment or therapy for individual patients.
  • Information technology (IT)-enabled big data management and health care are becoming and will be required tools in the clinical kit to properly manage and leverage the complex data that result from genomic, clinic, financial, and behavioral data to benefit individualize patient care and outcomes by predicting for multiple stratified populations.
  • Immunotherapy in 2017 has been most effective in checkpoint inhibitor medications.
  • One of the novel immunomodulators is hyperthermia (HT) that is most effective in combination with radiation therapy (RT) or chemotherapy.

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