Frontiers in Precision Medicine 2018

Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?

On March 16, 2018, nationally-renowned experts in personalized medicine, genomics, epidemiology, health disparities, regulatory science and bioethics gathered at the University of Utah to wrestle with the question of whether, and how, personalized medicine will improve population health.

Personalized medicine promises to deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right price. Yet the highly individualized nature of personalized medicine — tailoring treatment and dosing to each person’s unique lifestyle, environment (exposures) and genetics (genetic profile)—and its potential costs, raises questions regarding the applicability of personalized medicine on a population-wide basis. And, more specifically, whether personalized medicine, and the massive federal Precision Medicine Initiative and All of Us research program, are likely to have a significant impact on the health of the American public.

Watch the symposium, and explore the discussion below.

See the symposium event page for the list of speakers and full agenda.

Symposium co-sponsors: S.J. Quinney College of Law, Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, and School of Medicine

Session topics: cancer genetics, health disparities, direct-to-consumer genetics, big data

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