Predicting, preventing and treating a variety of conditions by integrating an individual’s health history with genetic analysis is radically changing the delivery of medical care in the 21st century. While it has been long known that our DNA provides vital instructions at the molecular level to most body functions, what is now known and continues to be discovered about genomics and disease has been game changing. This particular time in modern medicine has not been experienced since the transformative discovery of the X-ray. Personalized medicine holds much promise for greatly enhancing human health and well-being.
The concept of individualized healthcare—through utilizing genetic and genomic knowledge—didn’t appear yesterday, last month or even five years ago. At NorthShore, our teams of experts have always tailored patient care to each patient’s unique personal and family history by translating leading-edge scientific findings into sound and effective clinical care.
The Center for Personalized Medicine continues NorthShore’s tradition of forging new paths in healthcare. Working within the comprehensive framework of our Center, our clinicians and scientists are closely collaborating to bring the latest genetic-driven tests, therapies, pharmacogenomics and clinical trials to a number of diverse clinical areas.
Our team is applying personalized medicine techniques to the following specialty areas: