WHAT IS PRECISION MEDICINE?
Defined by the National Research Council, Precision Medicine refers to the "tailoring of medical
treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient. It is the ability to classify individuals
into subpopulations that differ in their susceptibility to a particular disease, in the biology and/or
prognosis of those diseases they may develop, or in their response to a specific treatment. Preventive
or therapeutic interventions can then be concentrated on those who will benefit, sparing expense and
side effects for those who will not."