Center for Precision Medicine

Medical scientist looking through a circular piece of equipment.

Portrait of Frederick MeyersFrederick Meyers, M.D., M.A.C.P.

Director, Center for Precision Medicine
Center for Precision Medicine Big Idea

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My Passion for this Big Idea

In the 1970s when I started my career, it was difficult to provide high-quality cancer care, with a cure rate of less than 50 percent. Now, the rate is up to 75 percent. But the truth is, I don’t ever want to see another cancer case I want to prevent cancer. And for those individuals with incurable cancer, we need precision medicine to make the next great leap in care.

Through the advancement of technology and data sciences, we will be better able to prevent, personalize, and predict the proper diagnosis and treatment for some of the most challenging health issues, from cancer to heart disease to adverse childhood experiences.

The Center for Precision Medicine Big Idea will lead a revolutionary change in the way we approach health and the future of healthcare. Through the advancement of technology and data sciences, we will be better able to prevent, personalize, and predict the proper diagnosis and treatment for some of the most challenging health issues, from cancer to heart disease to adverse childhood experiences. Our field has the potential to prevent suffering in millions by bringing together teams of diverse individuals from a variety of disciplines to find solutions. We will always integrate the humanism of health and health care, never forgetting that empathy and caring are foundational to personalized care.

With the support of generous donors, our center will serve as a hub for education, research and policy that will improve health across diverse populations worldwide.

 

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