Nov. 15, 2012—“Personalized medicine—the effort to tailor health care to understand individual patients’ needs, genetic profiles and circumstances—is a big emphasis at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center,” said Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt, in his opening statement to a panel discussing personalized medicine at the Global South Summit...
Nov. 1, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has stepped up its support of research aimed at cracking the mysteries of the genome, the master DNA code.
Aug. 30, 2012—The director of Vanderbilt’s DNA databank will discuss the possibilities of personalized medicine in the first Chancellor’s Lecture of the academic year.
Jun. 11, 2012—A study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators has identified a gene expression pattern that may explain why chemotherapy prior to surgery isn’t effective against some tumors and suggests new therapy options for patients with specific subtypes of breast cancer.
Apr. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt University is already doing genetic analyses of patients to help in developing a shortlist of effective drugs, says Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of the department of preventive medicine at its medical school.