Precision medicine initiative: the future of healthcare
Imagine targeted cancer therapies tailored to each patient's genomic fingerprint, lifestyle, and preferences to maximize effectiveness and minimize side effects. Imagine a neighborhood with an unusually high asthma rate working with researchers to share personal and geographic data that ultimately reshape environmental policy.
UC Davis Health is a pioneer and early adopter in precision cancer care, and is now home to growing portfolios in both precision medicine research and education. The university’s Center for Precision Medicine will promote advances across the field, in subjects ranging from combat medicine to everyday nutrition.
On its face, it might seem Dr. Fred Meyers at the UC Davis School of Medicine is looking at one very specific problem. He’s studying soldiers with complex trauma, such as a serious burn combined with a head injury.