Precision Medicine as the Key to Better Health for ALL OF US with Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver

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Two of the most important issues in administering a medication are the right patient and the right drug. Correct medications must be strictly given to the right patient and doctors must ensure that the medications given are up to date and as prescribed to prevent drug errors. 

Not all medications work for everyone so it is crucial to diagnose the patient correctly to prescribe the correct medicine for them. This is why healthcare is rapidly moving towards precision medicine. 

Precision medicine, also known as personalized medicine, is at its core for matching the right drug for the right patient. It offers a greater understanding of diseases and finds the intervention and treatment that best suits the patient’s needs by focusing on their genetics, environment, and lifestyle. Some studies show that many diseases are linked to genetic mutations thus, genes play a big role in how a certain disease starts.

As we talk about the future of medicine, Dr. Dung Trinh is joined by the Principal Investigator of the All of Us Research Program, Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver, to share how their program works and how it focuses on collaborating with populations who are traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research. To shape the future of medicine, they welcome everyone to participate in this study regardless of culture, gender, and nationality.

Participating in research like this is a great opportunity not only for your benefit but could also shape the future of medicine for the next generation. Click the play button and learn more about what this research is all about! 

Memorable Quotes:

  • “We are looking for any single condition, and characteristic that’s why we have availability to huge data.” - Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver
  • “Not everyone responds to a medication the same way.” - Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver
  • “We cannot treat every patient with the same cookie cutter.” - Dr. Dung Trinh

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Important Points:

  • Everyone is welcome to participate in the All of Us Research Program
  • The scope of the All of Us program covers different topics such as diet, health, family history of the disease, environmental factors, and more.
  • The program doesn’t target testing for a particular disease but focuses on genetic information, lifestyle activities, and nutrition.

About the Guests:

Hoda Anton-Culver, Ph.D., is the principal investigator of All of Us Research Program, the founding director of Genetic Epidemiology Research Institute, and a professor in the Department of Medicine School of Medicine, UCI Health. Her research interests include Precision Medicine, Cancer Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology, Disease Prevention, and Translational Epidemiology.

About the Host:

Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.

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