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Pebbles Along the 'Path' to Personalized Medicine
Date:6/22/2010

Panel discussion with Georgetown experts to address biotechnology, science, policy and ethical issues

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration outlined a "path" to accelerate and help ensure the safety of personalized medicine -- treatments tailored to match a person's genetic make-up.  Significant progress in this rapidly developing field will hinge on biotechnology and will be impacted by the law, healthcare policy and ethical issues.

On Wednesday, June 23rd, Georgetown University Medical Center will explore the many issues of personalized medicine with a special panel featuring experts from healthcare, bioethics, policy and law.

Panelists for the event include:

  • Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD, executive vice president for health sciences; executive dean of Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Kevin T. Fitzgerald, SJ, PhD, research associate professor in the Department of Oncology; Dr. David P. Lauler Chair in Catholic Health Care Ethics
  • Lawrence O. Gostin'/>"/>

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