At the NorthShore Center for Personalized Medicine we are tailoring patient care through genomic research and technology.
Customized Care | Team Approach | Innovative Research
Personalized medicine, also referred to as individualized and precision medicine, is all about customizing a patient’s care and treatment plan based on the individual’s unique genetic characteristics and health history. Today, new and affordable genetic testing and an expanding body of knowledge about the role of genetics in disease prevention, development and treatment is allowing our NorthShore Center for Personalized Medicine to deliver more effective, targeted care.
The Center for Personalized Medicine encompasses one of the most comprehensive personalized medicine programs in the country. Our pioneering work is transforming the way we practice medicine. Already we are:
The Center has taken the lead in applying the latest clinical advances in personalized medicine. Not only do we offer specialized clinics for conditions such as Alzheimer's, cancer and heart disease, we also have one of the only pharmacogenomics clinics in the country. This unique clinical service preemptively provides genetic testing to help predict how patients will respond to certain drugs. By developing individualized prevention and treatment options using genomic information through our Center for Personalized Medicine, NorthShore is impacting patient care today, tomorrow and for generations to come.
At the Center for Personalized Medicine, our team approach ensures we provide patients with tailored care. Our researchers, scientists and physicians work together to apply their expertise in precision medicine to customize the care each patient receives at NorthShore—whether that be through medical genetics, clinical practices, healthcare informatics, laboratory services and innovative research.
Our multidisciplinary team, through the integration of sophisticated genomic and health history information, can seamlessly provide patients with the best possible methods for preventing, predicting and treating various diseases and conditions.
NorthShore is well positioned to be a leader in personalized medicine. Having access to a comprehensive repository of health information; a robust, full-service laboratory that includes molecular capabilities; innovative, translational research; and a state-of-the-art electronic medical record system allows us to tailor healthcare to our patients’ individual, unique needs.
Through innovative research in personalized medicine—including studies on cancer, neurology, cardiovascular conditions, psychiatry and inheritable conditions—our team at the Center for Personalized Medicine is learning more about our patients on a molecular level. This knowledge, along with new discoveries, is allowing us to better provide answers to complex medical challenges and conditions, tailor our approach for therapeutic options, and shape the health and well-being of our patients, their families and our community.
Personalized medicine helps improve the health of individuals in our community and provides valuable information for the health of many others near and far. Our team collaborates with other healthcare institutions on various clinical trials designed to help promote more personalized care options for patients with specific diseases and conditions.