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Published on March 14, 2014

Author: sherifmohamedelrefai



Sherif El Refai - Today's status of preemptive genotyping

Sherif El Refai

 As big as the subject of Pharmacogenomics is these days, there is still one major hurdle it has yet to surpass – will the burden of cost and time ever be less than the potential benefits achieved from full scale genotyping of patients? The Pharmacogenomic Quandary

 Of all the universities studying this topic, Vanderbilt has implemented a full scale service, the PREDICT program, that genotypes any patient with a history of coronary artery stent or has a >40% chance of receiving clopidogrel, warfarin or a statin in the next three years. Vanderbilt PREDICT Vanderbilt University Practice

 Sherif El Refai is currently researching pharmacogenomics & individualized therapy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. UNC CPIT Conclusion

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