Precision medicine ... also called individualized medicine ... got special attention recently when President Barack Obama announced a Precision Medicine Initiative and called for the creation of a national biobank. On this week's program on Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Keith Stewart, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, discusses the biobank and what it might mean for the future of health care.
Plan to tune in Dr. Stewart on Saturday, April 25, at 9:05 a.m. CDT on KROC-AM 1340 to hear him talk about precision medicine and the importance of the biobank.
Dr. Stewart is the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine. He is also recognized as the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Professor of Cancer Research.
Mayo Clinic Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic.
Also on the program, Mayo Clinic psychologist Dr. Karen Grothe explains the importance of a psychological evaluation when planning weight-loss surgery. And preventive medicine specialist Dr. Phil Hagen talks about how Mayo Clinic and Google have teamed up to increase the odds of finding realiable health information on the Web.
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