At M.S.C.F.G.R. we believe that through the implementation of genetic testing we can revolutionize how we approach standard care in the medical fields. The medical community has been treating people with a “One Size Fits All” mentality but it doesn’t have to anymore.
Gene Testing For Most Effective Drugs Could Help Save Lives | NBC Nightly News
An apparent breakthrough in the field of personalized medicine: people can now test their genetic profiles to see how they might process a variety of drugs from pain relievers to more complex cancer treatments.
The study of cancer genomes has revealed abnormalities in genes that drive the development and growth of many types of cancer. This knowledge has improved our understanding of the biology of cancer and led to new methods of diagnosing and treating the disease.
What is Pharmacogenomics (PGx)?
Pharmacogenomics is the relationship between a patient’s unique genetic makeup and their response to certain medications. Genetic mutations can cause either higher or lower rates of metabolism for known drugs. According to the FDA, each year, approximately 4.5 million Americans visit their doctors or the emergency room due to adverse drug reactions.
Cancer Genetics is a study of heritable gene variants that cause or confer altered risk of tumor or hematological malignancy. Genetic changes that promote cancer can be passed on from generation to generation if the changes are present in constitutional DNA.