*PRECISION MEDICINE is a form of medicine that uses information about a person’s genes, proteins, and environment to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. In cancer, precision medicine uses specific information about a person’s tumor to help diagnose, plan treatment, find out how well treatment is working, or make a prognosis. Examples of precision medicine include using targeted therapies to treat specific types of cancer cell, such as HER2-positive breast cancer cells, or using tumor marker testing to help diagnose cancer. Also called personalized medicine.
On Wednesday, March 14, Dr. Erin Cobain of the University of Michigan presented an educational webinar “Clinical Trials 101” for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance. The replay is now available on the Alliance’s YouTube Channel and can be accessed by clicking on the button below.