Precision medicine is a new approach to disease treatment and prevention based on people’s individual differences in genes, environment and lifestyle. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Kathy Hudson, deputy director for science, outreach, and policy at the National Institutes of Health, will explain the Precision Medicine Initiative. This year, Mayo Clinic was selected as the recipient of the $142 million grant to be the central biobank from the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program biobank (formerly the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program). The All of Us Research Program biobank is expected to be a major force in advancing precision medicine and contributing to research and improved health care. NIH aims to begin enrolling participants in 2016 and reach 1 million volunteers within three to four years. We'll also hear from patient Kathy Giusti, founder of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, on how precision medicine changed the course of her own treatment. Also on the program, vascular surgeon Dr. Randall DeMartino will discuss the common circulatory problem known as peripheral artery disease. And pediatric sports medicine specialist Dr. David Soma will discuss why an increasing number of youth soccer players are seeking emergency treatment for concussions each year.
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