“Precision medicine recognizes that each of us have really distinct characteristics, at the cellular, molecular, and genetic levels. It’s targeted to harness the power of those distinctions,”
-Fran Smith, Journalist
By Jason Middleton
The buzzword or phrase is ‘med tech’ — technological advances in the research and development of new medical treatments, whether its new hardware devices or diagnostic software, like artificial intelligence.
Precision medicine falls under this category. Here’s a definition of precision medicine from cancer.gov: Precision medicine is an approach to patient care that allows doctors to select treatments that are most likely to help patients based on a genetic understanding of their disease.
Here’s a human definition: Judy Perkins went under experimental precision medicine cancer treatment with tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes and two years later shows no signs of the disease.
Have great weeks, everybody.