Scientists say we're in a medical renaissance of sorts where the goal of curing cancer - the many different versions of it - may actually be in reach. NY1's Erin Billups has more in part two of her look at precision medicine.
Latest news from The Englander Institute for Precision Medicine:
In his State of the Union address President Barack Obama made finding a cure for cancer a moonshot of his final year in office. It's a lofty goal as cancer is not just one disease but many. But with the help of doctors at a New York institute one woman may have found her cure, tailored just for her. NY1's Erin Billups filed the following report.
PRECISION MEDICINE TEAM AT WEILL CORNELL MEDICINE AND NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN WILL INTRODUCE WHOLE EXOME SEQUENCING TEST, EXACT-1, TO CLINICAL SETTING
NEW YORK (November 13, 2015) — A powerful new test that can reveal untapped therapies for patients with advanced cancers by scanning thousands of their genes will soon be available for patients at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
A significant investment in Weill Cornell's leading precision medicine program by Overseer Israel Englander and his wife Caryl will expand the scope of the institution's approach to understanding and treating disease through therapies customized to patients' unique genetic profiles.
The use of genetic data could fundamentally change how we treat disease.
Precision medicine can offer more tailored treatment options for patients.
This year may just be the year of precision medicine – a term that’s buzzing on health blogs and in research journals. Precision techniques, proponents say, could change the face of medicine forever.