College of American Pathologists - Precision Medicine Resource Guide

Precision Medicine Resource Guide is produced by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

The National Institute of Health in America says “Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. While significant advances in precision medicine have been made for select cancers, the practice is not currently in use for most diseases. Many efforts are underway to help male precision medicine the norm rather than the exception.”

Precision medicine is an innovative approach to disease prevention and treatment that takes into account individual differences in people’ genes, environment and lifestyles. Precision medicine gives clinicians the tools to better understand the complex mechanisms underlying a patient’s health, disease, or condition and to better predict which treatments will be most effective.

The Precision Medicine Resource Guide focuses on this specific hot-topic technology which is important to pathologists and brings a collected set of resources together in one place. The guide highlights current resources such as a curated set of journal articles, and collected set of CAP resources that includes learning opportunities, proficiency testing, and related accreditation. The Guide also includes “Insight from Adopter” section to gain perspective from pathology leaders in the field. In sum, the Guide provides a one-stop resource that will assist busy pathologists to find valuable information about this dynamic and important emerging technology.

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