- 2017: While Precision Medicine (PM) Precision Medicine is a medical approach that proposes to prevent and treat disease based upon a person’s unique genetic makeup and their lifestyle habits. Precision medicine, the ability to accurately measure specific predictors of patient outcomes is implemented in personalized clinical care. research has progressed in oncology for years, only recently has there been a focus in the rheumatology spaces. As treat-to-target (T2T)T2T is a medical strategy that sets remission – defined as the absence of signs and symptoms of significant inflammatory disease activity – or low disease activity as a goal. Specific disease management targets are set. Then disease activity may be measured as frequently as monthly through lab tests and clinical examinations. If the targets are not reached, medications and/or doses are adjusted according to a predefined protocol. The process continues until the goal is achieved. www.aiarthritis.org/precisionmedicine treatment protocols prove successful, and the complexity of rheumatic diseases is realized, efforts to advance science towards precision treatments have continued to evolve.
- 2019: Preparing Patients for Precision Medicine Project – (Underway) – Developing a patient-led shared decision-making tool to help patients talk to their doctors about participating in future precision medicine trials, which will include patients who will may differ from those currently enrolled (general patient population versus atypical presentation). Learn more. – International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis (AiArthritis) AiArthritis helps others, like us, living with autoimmune or autoinflammatory diseases that include inflammatory arthritis as a major clinical component, have a voice – alongside other stakeholders as equals – so, together, we can solve problems that impact education, advocacy, and research.www.aiarthritis.org
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