This website contains information regarding the original BIDMC curriculum created in 2009. For up-to-date information on resident training in genomic pathology, including educational tools and scheduled workshops, please visit the Training Residents in Genomics (TRIG) website at ascp.org/TRIG.
Personalized medicine refers to the tailoring of medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient. It does not literally mean the creation of drugs or medical devices that are unique to a patient but rather the ability to classify individuals into subpopulations that differ in their susceptibility to a particular disease or their response to a specific treatment. Preventive or therapeutic interventions can then be concentrated on those who will benefit, sparing expense and side effects for those who will not. –President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) September 2008 quoted in The Case for Personalized Medicine
Medical Sequencing and the Enablement of Personalized Healthcare – Faculty of 1000 Report September 2009
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