Precision medicine is a ground-breaking approach to disease prevention and treatment that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle.
In the past ten years, our understanding of genetics has progressed remarkably. Today, we are able to use genetic tests to prevent and to treat diseases.
Precision medicine has a number of applications in pharmacogenetics. Molecular tests have been used for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of different tumours.
Today, doctors can establish specific treatments that improve survival rates and decrease the likelihood of adverse drug reaction.
A massive output of new molecular tests is expected in the coming years. This will lead to increasingly effective individual therapies.