Discovery Science Personalized Medicine Video
Personalized Medicine Video | Drug Discovery Video
Making Medicine Work for Each Patient
Modern medicine saves and extends lives, yet all too often, a treatment that works in one patient does not in another. But at Vanderbilt, we are pioneering efforts to "personalize" medicine. No longer will we deliver the “best” chemotherapy to a large population, reluctantly accepting that “best” means we only shrink tumors one-third of the time. As William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research, says, “What we strive to do is tailor the right therapy to the right patient at the right time.” Watch this video (2:34) to learn about how Vanderbilt scientists are making breakthroughs in genomics and bioinformatics that will allow doctors to do exactly that. Learn more about personalized medicine and discovery science at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.