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Introduction

Personalized medicine has transformed the lives of patients with certain kinds of leukemia, colorectal cancer, cystic fibrosis and a variety of other diseases, and has helped other patients, like those with heart disease, avoid serious side effects associated with certain kinds of drugs. The approach offers patients an improved quality of life, and, in the case of hepatitis C, a cure for their disease.

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Personalized Medicine Benefits Patients


Source: Personalized Medicine Coalition, Personalized Medicine 101: Improving Patient Care in the 21st Century, 2015 (http://www.personalizedmedicinecoalition.org/Userfiles/PMC-Corporate/file/Personalized_Medicine_101_fact-sheet.pdf). The original studies that informed the above statistics are listed in that document.