Personalized Genetics: Coffee, Cancer and a Pharmacogenomic Therapy
Even if I should study emergency medicine now, I would like to share interesting and useful links with you. Here are the most important articles, announcements of personalized genetics from the last few days. This edition focuses on breast cancer:
- Pharmacogenomics Rising (The Gene Sherpa): LabCorp will study the role of polymoprhisms in cytochrome p450 2D6 and women’s response to breast cancer.
- Individual Genetics, Coffee Consumption, BRCA1 and Breast Cancer (Highlight HEALTH): An other fantastic review from Walter Jessen. A recent report suggests that caffeine protects against breast cancer in women that have a BRCA1 gene mutation.
- Medicare and Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk (Cancer and Your Genes): Check out the article for the explanation:
A cardinal rule in clinical cancer genetics is that you always want to do the genetic test on someone in the family who has had a cancer diagnosis that is suspicious for the risk syndrome that you are considering. If either of this woman’s aunts were alive, they would clearly be the best people to test first.
However, they both died of their disease. In the absence of other individuals with cancer to test, the patient’s healthy father would be the next best person to test.
- Israeli Scientists En Route to Personalized MS Medicine (israelnationalnews.com): Scientists in Haifa , may have found the way to personalize anti-MS drug Copaxoneit according to one’s genes.
- Why the long wait for gene-specific drugs? (space.newscientist.com):
Almost a decade later, this vision of personalised medicine has yet to become reality. People with hard-to-treat diseases like depression are still being prescribed drugs by trial and error. Adverse drug reactions are still one of the leading causes of death in the developed world.
- Integrative Medicine and Experimental Pharmacogenomic Therapy in a Child with Niemann-Pick Disease (NPD), Type A (Slideshare.net)
- Personalized Medicine: Timeless Resources
- Personalized Medicine: Oncogenetics
- Personalized Medicine: Who would you like to have access to your genetic test results?
- Personalized Medicine: The Future is Now
- Personalized Medicine: Health and Information Technology
- Personalized Medicine: Major steps on the way
- Personalized Genetics: DNA 2.0 and the best thoughts on our genome
- Personalized Medicine: being up-to-date
- Individualized Genomics: Update