Navigation Links
Harper government invests in personalized medicine
Date:1/31/2012

This press release is available in French.

Ottawa, Ontario -- The Harper Government today announced an important investment that will help Canadians in getting more effective treatments and make the healthcare system more sustainable through personalized medicine. The announcement was made by the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology.

"Our Government is committed to improving the quality of life of Canadians," Minister Aglukkaq said. "The potential to understand a person's genetic makeup and the specific character of their illness in order to best determine their treatment will significantly improve the quality of life for patients and their families and may show us the way to an improved health care system and even save costs in certain circumstances."

Personalized medicine offers the potential to transform the delivery of healthcare to patients. Healthcare will evolve from a reactive "one-size-fits-all" system towards a system of predictive, preventive, and precision care. Areas in which personalized approaches are particularly promising include oncology, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric disorders, diabetes and obesity, arthritis, pain, and Alzheimer's disease. In all of these fields, and others, a personalized molecular medicine approach is expected to lead to better health outcomes, improved treatments, and reduction in toxicity due to variable or adverse drug responses. For example, cancer patients would be screened to identify those for whom chemotherapy would be ineffective. In addition to saving on the costs of expensive drug treatments, this personalized treatment would prevent a great deal of suffering, while identifying and initiating earlier treatments that would be more effective.

"I applaud Genome Canada a
'/>"/>

Contact: Adele Blanchard
ablanchard@cihr.gc.ca
613-946-3308
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Poorer Americans See Sharper Health Declines With Age
2. Web Content Management Enables Government Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration Online
3. Federal Government Premium Review Ignores Real Factors Driving Healthcare Costs
4. Tishman Speyer Hosts Government, Union and Civic Leaders for Topping Out of Gotham Center Tower in Long Island City
5. Increased Government Scrutiny of Companies That Use Independent Contractors, Consultants, or Freelancers: Are You Ready? Learn More at Complimentary Breakfast Briefing
6. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to Discuss TSA Bargaining Rights on Inside Government Radio Show
7. AMA Honors Washington State Secretary of Health With Top Government Service Award
8. AMA Honors California County Supervisor With Top Government Service Award
9. AMA Honors Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger With Top Government Service Award
10. AMA Honors Iowa State Representative Mark Smith With Top Government Service Award
11. AMA Honors Florida Senator Don Gaetz With Top Government Service Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There,s no genetic ... type 2 diabetes, a new study says. Some ... D might protect people against type 2 diabetes, raising ... and the blood sugar disease. In this study, ... vitamin D by focusing on genes that control blood ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived either ... the birth of a sibling could be at increased risk ... study,s lead author and an outside expert agree that the ... in autism. "Most importantly, it is important that parents ... even when pregnancies are close together or far apart," said ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Power plant standards to cut climate-changing carbon emissions ... substantial human health benefits, according to a new ... on the policy options included in the final ... prevent thousands of premature deaths and hospitalizations, and ... every year., In the new study, Health Co-benefits ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Health Day Reporter TUESDAY, ... who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to ... weight-related cancer, new research suggests. , , The finding ... only the potential for developing other cancers associated with ... who reported being overweight or obese prior to diagnosis ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death ... why so many medical professionals encourage women to get ... only a minority of suspicious mammograms actually leads to ... needless worry for women and their familiesnot to mention ... ultrasounds and biopsies. , Recently, a different type ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes 2Health News:Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study 2Health News:Power plant standards could save thousands of US lives every year 2Health News:Power plant standards could save thousands of US lives every year 3Health News:Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors 2Health News:Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors 3Health News:'Virtual breast' could improve cancer detection 2
... I-Therapeutix, Inc. announced today that Mr. Richard Packard ... Unit, King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, UK, performed the ... Mark approved I-ZIP(R) Adherent Ocular Bandage. All phacoemulsification ... Packard. Patients received a foldable IOL with wound-assisted ...
... to Benefit the IP - Over $2,200 In ... Donald Verger, award-winning photographer and philanthropist is taking ... it to help raise awareness for the nonprofit ... deeply grateful to Mr. Verger for using his ...
... 3 Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH ; ... earnings conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet ... A news release detailing the quarterly results will be ... call.The live audio webcast can be accessed via Zimmer,s Investor ...
... save brain cells from ravages of neurodegenerative disease , , ... they,ve found a possible way to prevent brain cells ... , The work is still in the preliminary stages, ... work in humans. Still, a Huntington,s disease expert said ...
... ,s award-winning document management suite recommended for ... and human resourcesCLEVELAND, April 3 It,s no secret. ... at the right time allows for better patient care. ... is they don,t yet have the tools to operate ...
... When the need for speed is critical, how can ... sending alerts to help prevent or stop a public ... be notified about disease outbreaks, illness from food borne ... Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. in collaboration with ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:I-Therapeutix Announces First Commercial Use of I-ZIP(R) Adherent Ocular Bandage for Clear Corneal Cataract Incisions 2Health News:Acclaimed New England Photographer Donald Verger Holds 'Faces of Innocence' Charity Event for the Innocence Project 2Health News:Scientists Uncover New Weapon Against Huntington's 2Health News:American Hospital Association Expands OnBase Endorsement to All Hospital Departments 2Health News:American Hospital Association Expands OnBase Endorsement to All Hospital Departments 3Health News:American Hospital Association Expands OnBase Endorsement to All Hospital Departments 4Health News:Getting the word out when the need for speed is critical to public health 2Health News:Getting the word out when the need for speed is critical to public health 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014   Decision Resources Group finds ... anemic chronic kidney disease non-dialysis (CKD-ND) patients are ... medication. In addition, one-year persistency is similar between ... Other key findings from the report entitled ... Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents in Late Stage Chronic Kidney ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... SAN DIEGO , 30. September ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130430/LA01948LOGO ... ein Medizintechnikunternehmen, das ein minimal-invasives 3D-Herzkammer-Bildgebungs- ... der Ursachen entwickelt, die zu komplexen ... aufrechterhalten, hat den Abschluss einer zusätzlichen ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... DIEGO , Sept. 30, 2014   ... developing a minimally invasive real-time 3D Cardiac Chamber Imaging ... that cause and / or sustain complex cardiac arrhythmias, ... $26.2M financing to continue developing its imaging/mapping system as ... The financing will allow Acutus Medical to complete work ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Persistency is Low for Late-Stage Anemic CKD Non-Dialysis Patients Treated with Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents 2Persistency is Low for Late-Stage Anemic CKD Non-Dialysis Patients Treated with Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents 3Acutus Medical, Inc. schließt zusätzliche Finanzierungsrunde Serie B über 26,2 Mio. USD ab, um Portfolio-Erweiterung zu finanzieren 2Acutus Medical, Inc. schließt zusätzliche Finanzierungsrunde Serie B über 26,2 Mio. USD ab, um Portfolio-Erweiterung zu finanzieren 3Acutus Medical, Inc. Completes Additional $26.2M Series B Financing to Fund Portfolio Expansion 2Acutus Medical, Inc. Completes Additional $26.2M Series B Financing to Fund Portfolio Expansion 3
... Water Street Healthcare Partners , a strategic private equity ... it has acquired MarketLab, Inc.  Water Street,s ... specialty healthcare distribution sector.  The acquisition expands Water Street,s ... life sciences, medical devices and services to 13. ...
... -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical ... that it was granted three new patents by State ... ("SIPO"). The patent awards were related to the design ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Water Street Healthcare Partners Acquires MarketLab, Inc. 2Water Street Healthcare Partners Acquires MarketLab, Inc. 3Dehaier Strengthens Intellectual Property Portfolio 2Dehaier Strengthens Intellectual Property Portfolio 3
The DSL-05-01-MEM Measles IgM Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) kit provides materials for the determination of IgM-class antibodies to Measles virus in human serum. This assay is intended fo...
... determines osmolality at room temperature with the ... get are cryoscopic artifacts due to high ... interfere with freezing point determinations. The superbly ... Vapro osmometer has a much broader range ...
Rapid assay, results in 1 hours,Range 20-800 ng/mL; sensitivity 2.5 ng/mL,Can be used for animal sera; requires extraction protocol and steroid free serum...
... IMMULITE 2000 assays ... with the IMMULITE 2000, ... access immunoassay analyzer. IMMULITE ... through centralization, and a ...
Medicine Products: