Controversies in Precision Medicine 2018 - 5 Challenges

5 Challenges in Precision Medicine

By Dan Peer

Director of Tel Aviv University Cancer Biology Research Center

The great promise of precision medicine for the future of healthcare is finding breakthrough ways to personalize diagnosis and treatment of disease. 

There are, however, some clinical, methodological and regulatory challenges that need to be addressed so that we can deliver on this promise. The top 5 are:

  1. Lack of disease signature
  2. The low predictive power of animal models
  3. Lack of appropriate analytical tools
  4. The low predictive power of biomarkers
  5. Patents and regulation laws
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