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WARFARIN Study Launched at Overlake Hospital Medical Center to Assess Impact of Genetic Testing in Reducing Hospitalizations and Deaths Caused by Warfarin
Date:3/1/2011

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Over the past few years, two genetic variants have been identified that predict an individual's response to warfarin.  Using genetic testing to guide physicians in starting warfarin therapy has the potential to reduce deaths, increase overall patient safety and lower national healthcare system costs.  Given the magnitude of these potential improvements in warfarin use, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has authorized the WARFARIN Study to gather data on the potential impact of a pharmacogenetic test to reduce serious bleeding and clotting episodes in patients.  Upon review of the Study, the first such personalized medicine trial authorized by CMS, the agency may establish reimbursement for the genetic warfarin test, which is marketed by Iverson Genetic Diagnostics.  

Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology and a member of Iverson Genetic Diagnostics' Board of Directors, commented, "The technological tools for molecular discovery that we continue to develop become truly valuable when they can actually improve human health.  CMS is to be commended for its leadership in authorizing the WARFARIN Study.  This study marks a step towards our goal of improving patient outcomes through personalized care."Researchers have identified two specific genes, VKORC1 (for warfarin sensitivity) and CYP2C9 (for warfarin metabolism), which contribute up to 40% of individual patient variations in response to using warfarin. The WARFARIN Study will assess the extent to which serious adverse events – hemorrhage and clotting – can be avoided when warfarin dosing is guided by genetic testing for these two genes, as compared to warfarin dosing calculated without these pharmacogenetic data.  

"Overlake Hospital Medical Center is one of the key sites in the national WARFARIN Study, which altogether will enroll more than 7,000 patients across the cou
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