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Precision Health Toolkit

Launch page for the precision health / precision medicine toolkit

About the Precision Health Toolkit

The Precision Health Toolkit is a collection of guides on topics of interest and utility for the faculty and staff at the University of Michigan. 

About Precision Health & Precision Medicine

"Precision Medicine: A form of medicine that uses information about a person’s genes, proteins, and environment to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. In cancer, precision medicine uses specific information about a person’s tumor to help diagnose, plan treatment, find out how well treatment is working, or make a prognosis. Examples of precision medicine include using targeted therapies to treat specific types of cancer cells, such as HER2-positive breast cancer cells, or using tumor marker testing to help diagnose cancer. Also called personalized medicine."  NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Genetic Science Learning Center: What is Precision Medicine? (GSLC)

Genetics Home Reference: What is precision medicine? (GHR)

Genetics Home Reference: What is the difference between precision medicine and personalized medicine? What about pharmacogenomics?

National Cancer Institute (NCI): Precision Medicine in Cancer Treatment

Nature Outlook: Precision medicine (by Richard Hodson)

White House (Obama Archive): Precision Medicine Initiative

About the All Of Us Research Program

"The All of Us Research Program has a simple mission. We want to speed up health research breakthroughs. To do this, we’re asking one million people to share health information. In the future, researchers can use this to conduct thousands of health studies." Join All Of Us

NIH: All Of Us

All of Us Research (Facebook)

AMA Wire: Answers to patients’ top 5 questions on All of Us Research Program