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Posted: Feb 04, 2014
Handbook of Personalized Medicine: Advances in Nanotechnology, Drug Delivery, and Therapy
(Nanowerk News) This book compiles multidisciplinary efforts of recent advancements in pharmacology, nanotechnology, genomics, informatics and therapeutics aiming to conceptualize the environment in research and clinical setting that creates the fertile ground for the practical utility of personalized medicine decisions and also enables clinical pharmacogenomics for establishing pharmacotyping in drug prescription, i.e. the individualized drug and dosage scheme selection based on clinical and genetic data.
Within this context, its chapter organization is unique, including innovative drug formulations and nanotheranostics, molecular imaging and signatures, translational nanomedicine and informatics, stem cell therapy approaches, modeling and predictability of drug response, pharmacogenetics-guided drug prescription, pharmacovigilance and regulatory aspects, ethical and cost-effectiveness issues, pharmacogenomics knowledge bases, personal genome sequencing, molecular diagnostics, education and training, as well as last, but not least, information-based medicine to support unified workflow infrastructure in everyday clinical practice worldwide.
This book is unique in its concept by featuring crucial multidisciplinary cutting-edge advancements that possess the potential to enable practical and broad utility of personalized medicine decisions in prognosis, diagnosis and drug delivery.
The central idea to present interdisciplinary thematic issues contributing to wide, feasible and cost-affordable implementation of personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics into routine healthcare is innovative, comprehensive and informative.
The topics compiled and discussed within the various chapters are presented by leading scientists actively engaged in research within their area of expertise.