The Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM)

The CPM is a partnership between the University of Oxford's Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics (WHG) and St Anne’s College, Oxford. It is a communication and engagement vehicle for students, academics, clinicians and the public to explore the benefits and challenges of Personalised Medicine.

 

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What is Personalised Medicine?

Personalised Medicine is delivering the right treatment to the right patient at the right time. Doing this well requires an improved understanding of human biology in both health and disease, for which there are two related aspects:

  • Understanding the typical response to a specific treatment
  • Understanding individual variability in response, and the factors that affect it

Genetic data, when coupled with data on molecular and disease outcomes, offer a potentially powerful tool to improve our understanding in both these areas. 

This cutting-edge field encompasses all aspects of healthcare, from health promotion, risk stratification and screening through to clinical diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.  

The integration of Personalised Medicine into current practice carries significant clinical, ethical, legal, economic and societal challenges.

The link below is to a 30 minute video exemplifying Personalised Medicine's use in a clinical setting.

 

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The Centre for Personalised Medicine

The CPM is a partnership between the University of Oxford's Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics (WHG) and St Anne’s College, Oxford. It is a communication and engagement vehicle for students, academics, clinicians and the public to explore the benefits and challenges of Personalised Medicine.

We are funded by the Dr Stanley Ho Medical Development Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.

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