June, 17, 2010

New Documentary to Highlight VUMC's Leadership in Personalized Medicine Airs Tonight

What if your doctor could tell by reading your genetic code which drugs were most likely to work for you, and which you should avoid, before you even try them? In an upcoming documentary, "Your Genome and the Future of Medicine," physicians and scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center describe these tantalizing prospects in this burgeoning field known as personalized medicine.

The half-hour program will air in Nashville on WTVF-Channel 5 on June 17 at 7 p.m.

The documentary will be available online at a later date as well and the link will be shared in an upcoming issue of MyVU.

For more information, visit www.vanderbilthealth.com/breakthroughs  <http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/breakthroughs>.