December 28, 2020 – Some 95% of people have gene variants that may negatively affect their response to at least one drug, leading to unexpected or adverse drug reactions (ADRs) or, if unlucky, to a serious, if not fatal, adverse …

Genetics behind some serious adverse drug reactions (SADRs) Read more »

October 27, 2019 – Genetic tests sold online and in shops are en vogue. More and more patients strive for it, and they (the patients) are getting back results. Results, the normal patient has no chance to understand. Not even …

After an over the counter genetic test: Would you make serious health decisions? Read more »

Sacco K, Grech G EPMA J 2015;6(1):15 PMID: 26203310 Abstract Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease that necessitates proper patient classification to direct surgery, pharmacotherapy, and radiotherapy. Despite patients within the same subgroup receiving similar pharmacotherapy, substantial variation in clinical …

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June 22, 2014 – The individuum (i.e., patient) is the phenotype expert on her/his individualized form of proper disease she/he is suffering from. It is not her/his treating physician, it is not a regulatory person concerned with the safety and …

The Apomediary [Patient Expert] and Personalized Medicine: A Commentary Read more »