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What personalized medicine offers patients

MoleculesIf you ever feel that medical care is "one size fits all," just know that the doctors of tomorrow are learning a new way. It's called "Personalized Medicine," and a course by that name is being taught here at Upstate by Robert West, PhD,  a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology.

With access to patients' personal genomics, doctors would be able to tailor medical treatments, or to know ahead of time whether a person is likely to have a reaction to certain medications.

West and Nicholas Bennett MD, a fellow in pediatric infectious diseases, discuss personalized medicine and the use of social media in healthcare on Health Link on Air radio, at 9 a.m. Sunday Oct. 9.

Listen to their interview on Health Link on Air

Read about West's "Personalized Medicine" course