The Congressional Personalized Medicine Caucus
February 26, 2020, Briefing
Technologies Advancing the Future of Personalized Medicine
Bringing policymakers and health care leaders from around the country to the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Technologies Advancing the Future of Personalized Medicine featured remarks about the importance of personalized medicine from Reps. Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA), two of the caucus co-chairs, as well as explanations about the significance of various personalized medicine technologies by Lance Baldo, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Adaptive Biotechnologies; Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., Director, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Peter Halliburton, whose son Carter benefited from personalized medicine; and Lauren Silvis, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Tempus. The briefing emphasized how personalized medicine can make patients healthier and make the U.S. health system more efficient by immediately targeting more effective preventive and treatment strategies to only those patients who will benefit from them.