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Advances in personalized medicine take center stage
Date:4/27/2010

nile Idiopathic Arthritis, where inter-patient variability results in up to 40 percent of patients failing to achieve remission
  • Uncovering genetic and developmental factors contributing to the risk of serious adverse drug reactions in children
  • Identifying a non-invasive marker for inflammation related to asthma, enabling physicians to accurately predict if patients will respond to steroid treatment, and if not, to guide them toward more useful therapies
  • Using genetic biomarkers to predict which newborns are at risk for developing hyperbilirubinemia, the single most common reason for newborn re-hospitalizations, accounting for up to 85 percent of readmissions during the first two weeks of life

    The conference also will facilitate exchanges that help navigate concerns posed by personalized medicine. "Genetic discrimination, cost-benefit analysis, universal standards for managing genomic information in electronic medical records, biobanking, and strategies to educate practitioners and patients are all hot topics in personalized medicine that we will focus on at the conference," said conference organizer J. Steven Leeder, PharmD, PhD, Division Chief, Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Toxicology; Marion Merrell Dow Endowed Chair in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology; and Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology, UMKC School of Medicine. "The importance of this area is also recognized by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), which has approved a grant to provide partial support for the meeting."


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