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Dr. Kathryn Teng on WKYC’s Live on Lakeside
Dr. Teng emphasized the importance of family health history and patient participation in healthcare.
Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Personalized Healthcare recently launched one of their enterprise-wide initiatives. The Personalized Medication Program, which employs Best Practice Alerts, integrates pharmacogenetics into standard of care at Cleveland Clinic, and reduces cost of care by avoiding duplications in testing.
Bladder cancer tumors in patients with a specific inherited genetic variation express prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA). PSCA is also expressed in some prostate and pancreatic cancers. Treatment that targets PSCA is currently being studied in prostate and pancreatic cancers, but may also improve the treatment of bladder cancer.