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Personalized Therapeutics: First Take Home Messages

  • Venkata AtluriEmail author
  • Ravi Doddapaneni
  • Eliset Perez
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Abstract

Personalized therapeutics is the emerging field in the medicine based on the individual’s unique characteristics like genetic profile/alterations, epigenetic modifications, clinical symptoms, disease biomarkers and environmental factors which play a significant role in tailoring their therapies. Although there is a significant progress in personalized therapeutics towards the treatment of few genetic disorders and life threatening diseases, there is still plenty of work to be done to make the field progress in the treatment of various diseases and make these approaches useful to patients in rural areas as well. In this chapter we have briefed few updates in the field of personalized therapeutics application in the treatment of cancer, cystic fibrosis, stroke, psychiatry and asthma.

Keywords

Personalized medicine Chronic diseases Next generation sequencing Therapeutics 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work was supported by the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) Pilot Grant (Project ID # 800008539), Florida International University, Miami, FL.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Venkata Atluri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ravi Doddapaneni
    • 2
  • Eliset Perez
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Immunology, Institute of Neuroimmune PharmacologyHerbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye InstituteUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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