August 13, 2014

The Rise of Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care


This post originally appeared in the Mayo Medical Laboratories blog.

Franklin Cockerill, M.D. speaking at the 21st Century Cures Roundtable on Personalized MedicineFranklin Cockerill, M.D., chair of the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, participated in the 21st Century Cures Roundtable on Personalized Medicine hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday, July 23.

Throughout Dr. Cockerill’s remarks, he emphasized the importance of providing proper government funding for research and regulatory bodies, harmonizing regulations, emphasizing clinical validation, ensuring patient safety, and encouraging innovation. A summary of Dr. Cockerill’s remarks have been embedded below.

According to the committee’s website, the 21st Century Cures Roundtable next brings together industry leaders to, “discuss how the rise of personalized medicine and advances in science and technology can shape the health care system in the 21st century. Specifically, the roundtable will explore how genomic sequencing and diagnostic testing, as well as the regulation of these continually evolving areas, affect innovative product development and delivery.”

Key Points from Dr. Cockerill's Remarks:

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