Progress And Challenges In Precision Medicine by Mukesh Verma

Progress And Challenges In Precision Medicine

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Paperback | January 9, 2017

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Progress and Challenges in Precision Medicinepresents an insightful overview to the myriad factors of personalized and precision medicine. The availability of the human genome, large amounts of data on individual genetic variations, environmental interactions, influence of lifestyle, and cutting-edge tools and technologies for big-data analysis have led to the age of personalized and precision medicine.

Bringing together a global range of experts on precision medicine, this book collects previously scattered information into one concise volume which covers the most important developments so far in precision medicine and also suggests the most likely avenues for future development.

The book includes clinical information, informatics, public policy implications, and information on case studies. It is a useful reference and background work for students, researchers, and clinicians working in the biomedical and medical fields, as well as policymakers in the health sciences.



  • Provides an overview of the growing field of precision medicine
  • Contains chapters from geographically diverse experts in their field
  • Explores important aspects of precision medicine, including applications, ethics, and development

About The Author

Dr. Mukesh Verma is a Program Director and Chief in the Methods and Technologies Branch (MTB), Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP) of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Before coming to the DCCPS, he was a Program Dire...

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Title:Progress And Challenges In Precision MedicineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 9, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128094117

ISBN - 13:9780128094112

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Every Individual Is Different and Precision Medicine Offers Options for Disease Control and Treatment

Chapter 2. Clinical Next-Generation Sequencing: Enabling Precision Medicine

Chapter 3. Phenotyping in Precision Medicine

Chapter 4. Cancer Genetic Screening and Ethical Considerations for Precision Medicine

Chapter 5. Precision Medicine in Primary Health Care

Chapter 6. Population Approach to Precision Medicine

Chapter 7. Regulation of Genomic Testing in the Era of Precision Medicine

Chapter 8. Image-Based Modeling and Precision Medicine

Chapter 9. Sharing Outside the Sandbox? The Child's Right to an Open Data Sharing Future in Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Chapter 10. Lessons Learned From Cohort Studies, and Hospital-Based Studies and Their Implications in Precision Medicine

Chapter 11. Clinical Trials in Precision Medicine

Chapter 12. Time to Educate Physicians and Hospital Staff in Electronic Medical Records for Precision Medicine

Chapter 13. Computational Approaches in Precision Medicine

Chapter 14. Handling Big Data in Precision Medicine

Chapter 15. Trends in Precision Medicine

Chapter 16. Personalized Medicine: Interdisciplinary Perspective, World Tidal Wave, and Potential Growth for the Emerging Countries