Summary: Precision Medicine: What Makes You Difference
Highlights from 2015
We use precision medicine to look into each patient’s genes, cells and biomolecules for the most intricate understanding of each person’s disease. This knowledge helps our doctors make the correct diagnoses the first time, more effectively treat and prevent disease and help patients from around the world.
10 - 15% of Lung Cancer Mutations Are Treatable With Targeted Medications
We found mutation in a patient, which meant her cancer was treatable with a targeted medication and
doubled her life expectancy.
26% American Indian Smoking Rate
We tailored a new smoking cessation program to the specific needs of American Indians.
6 - 8 Million American Children Have Asthma
Our researchers have linked prenatal exposure to diesel exhaust and predisposition to asthma.
20 Million Americans Are Estimated to Have COPD
Our researchers are helping create individualized COPD treatments.
365 Beds at the National Jewish Health | Saint Joseph Hospital
We are working with Saint Joseph Hospital to provide the full continuum of patient care, from our clinic to the hospital and back.
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