If you don’t know what precision medicine is, you should read this clear article of Dr. Bertalan Mesko from the Medical Futurist℠ website.
Precision medicine is a new step in healthcare, because up to now drugs have been created as a global solution for a disease. It’s a good choice for “simple” (or mono factor) illnesses but much more inefficient for multiparametric ones like cancer or neurodegenerative diseases.
Currently, we know that everyone has a different genetic code, may react differently to pharmaceutics or may have a completely opposite reaction to treatment as assumed. So why should we treat everyone with the same drugs or with the same method?
In HCS Pharma, We strongly believe that phenotypic screening can be an help to implement precision medecine and that is the future in addition to do the systematic genotyping.
Thus, I truly believe that precision medicine is not a hype or an empty promise, but it is the only viable future for healthcare if we want to fight against cancer successfully.