Personalized Medicine and Companion Diagnostics Go Hand-in-Hand

FDA: 7/31/14

Personalized medicine is an evolving field of medicine in which treatments are tailored to the individual patient. You may have a condition, for example, that is caused by a mutation in your genes. With advances in personalized medicine, you might be prescribed a medication that targets that specific mutation.

To learn which patients would benefit from a particular drug therapy or, conversely, which patients should not receive the medication, the Food and Drug Administration works with drug and device manufacturers that are developing certain tests called companion diagnostics. Read More