June 8, 2010

Personalized Medicine TV Presentation Airs July, 17, 7 p.m., on Channel 5

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? The question is no longer What if?, but rather When?

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has produced a special TV presentation on the concept of personalized medicine that will air Thursday, June 17, at 7 p.m. on WTVF Channel 5.

The show, titled “Your Genome and the Future of Medicine: Tailored to Fit You,” discusses personalized medicine today and 20 years in the future.

It features interviews with Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D. vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dan Roden, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Personalized Medicine, Dan Masys, M.D., chair of Biomedical Informatics, and Jeff Conn, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Program in Drug Discovery.