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How genomics is changing cancer nursing

Genetic information is making personalised medicine possible – and nurses must understand what it means for patients

Genetic information is making personalised medicine possible – and nurses must understand what it means for patients

  • Advances in genomics – the study of the body’s genetic information and how it affects well-being – are having an impact across healthcare
  • Genomic information helps clinicians select cancer treatments most likely to be effective for a particular patient
  • A genetic profile of a patient can drive treatment and medication making it more personalised care

Genomics is bringing rapid advancement in the understanding and treatment of disease and rare conditions.

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