Putting precision care on the spot

The role of precision medicine in day-to-day clinical care is still limited, but Northeast Ohio could play a major part in bringing it to the mainstream. Proponents point to genomics as an area of personalized health that can revolutionize all aspects of the health care delivery system. Genomics is the study of genes in making pinpoint therapeutic decisions, where care is based on the understanding of unique health and disease attributes.

GenomOncology is a Cleveland-based health care IT company developing software that analyzes genomic data, resulting in simple clinical reports that enable clinicians to optimize treatment for cancer patients. Based on data from a person’s genome, the company’s GO Clinical Workbench tool outlines a drug’s effectiveness and indicates what clinical trials are best suited for a particular patient.

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