This Blogpost was first published on the 21st of January, 2010.
This author would like to express his gratitude to the Partners Healthcare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine and the Harvard Medical School for their invitation to author this perspective on the 2009 Personalized Medicine Conference at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, on the 18th and 19th of November, 2009.
An abridged version of this blogpost has been published within Helix - the official newsletter of the Harvard Medical School – Partners Healthcare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine in February, 2010.
The fall of 2009 presented an interesting milestone for Personalized Medicine given the focus on healthcare reform, not only in the USA but across the world at large. Perhaps never before have we seen such a sustained impetus on measurably improving quality of treatment for patients, and ensuring superior therapeutic outcomes, while driving down the total cost of treatment. (more…)