The Precision Medicine Initiative

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A New Era of Medicine

[By Staff Reporters]

When The White House announced their Precision Medicine Initiative last year, they referred to precision medicine as “a new era of medicine,” signaling a shift in focus from a “one-size-fits-all-approach” to individualized care based on the specific characteristics that distinguish one patient from another.

While there continues to be immense excitement about its game-changing impact in terms of early diagnoses and targeting specific treatment options, the advancements in technology, which underlie this approach, may not always yield the best medical results.

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But, in some cases, low cost approaches, based on sound clinical judgment, are still the better option.

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