Download and read online Handbook of Personalized Medicine in PDF and EPUB This book compiles multidisciplinary efforts to conceptualize the environment in research and clinical setting that creates the fertile ground for the practical utility of personalized medicine decisions and also enables clinical pharmacogenomics for establishing pharmacotyping in drug prescription. Its covers innovative drug formulations and nanotheranostics, molecular imaging and signatures, translational nanomedicine and informatics, stem cell therapy approaches, modeling and predictability of drug response, pharmacogenetics-guided drug prescription, pediatric drug dosing, pharmacovigilance and regulatory aspects, ethical and cost-effectiveness issues, pharmacogenomics knowledge bases, personal genome sequencing, molecular diagnostics, as well as information-based medicine.
Download and read online The Handbook of Biomarkers in PDF and EPUB Of the thousands of biomarkers that are currently being discovered, relatively few are being validated for further applications, and the potential of a biomarker can be quite difficult to evaluate. To aid in this imperative research, Dr. Kewal K. Jain’s Handbook of Biomarkers thoroughly describes many different types of biomarkers and their discovery using various "-omics" technologies, such as proteomics and metabolomics, along with the background information needed for the evaluation of biomarkers as well as the essential procedures for their validation and use in clinical trials. With biomarkers described first according to technologies and then according to various diseases, this detailed book features the key correlations between diseases and classifications of biomarkers, which provides the reader with a guide to sort out current and future biomarkers. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, The Handbook of Biomarkers serves as a vital guide to furthering our understanding of biomarkers, which, by facilitating the combination of therapeutics with diagnostics, promise to play an important role in the development of personalized medicine, one of the most important emerging trends in healthcare today.
Download and read online Biomarkers in Drug Development in PDF and EPUB Discover how biomarkers can boost the success rate of drug development efforts As pharmaceutical companies struggle to improve the success rate and cost-effectiveness of the drug development process, biomarkers have emerged as a valuable tool. This book synthesizes and reviews the latest efforts to identify, develop, and integrate biomarkers as a key strategy in translational medicine and the drug development process. Filled with case studies, the book demonstrates how biomarkers can improve drug development timelines, lower costs, facilitate better compound selection, reduce late-stage attrition, and open the door to personalized medicine. Biomarkers in Drug Development is divided into eight parts: Part One offers an overview of biomarkers and their role in drug development. Part Two highlights important technologies to help researchers identify new biomarkers. Part Three examines the characterization and validation process for both drugs and diagnostics, and provides practical advice on appropriate statistical methods to ensure that biomarkers fulfill their intended purpose. Parts Four through Six examine the application of biomarkers in discovery, preclinical safety assessment, clinical trials, and translational medicine. Part Seven focuses on lessons learned and the practical aspects of implementing biomarkers in drug development programs. Part Eight explores future trends and issues, including data integration, personalized medicine, and ethical concerns. Each of the thirty-eight chapters was contributed by one or more leading experts, including scientists from biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, academia, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Their contributions offer pharmaceutical and clinical researchers the most up-to-date understanding of the strategies used for and applications of biomarkers in drug development.
Download and read online Medicinal Chemistry Approaches to Personalized Medicine in PDF and EPUB Edited by two renowned medicinal chemists who have pioneered the development of personalized therapies in their respective fields, this authoritative analysis of what is already possible is the first of its kind, and the only one to focus on drug development issues. Numerous case studies from the first generation of "personalized drugs" are presented, highlighting the challenges and opportunities for pharmaceutical development. While the majority of these examples are taken from the field of cancer treatment, other key emerging areas, such as neurosciences and inflammation, are also covered. With its careful balance of current and future approaches, this handbook is a prime knowledge source for every drug developer, and one that will remain up to date for some time to come. From the content: * Discovery of Predictive Biomarkers for Anticancer Drugs * Discovery and Development of Vemurafenib * Targeting Basal-Cell Carcinoma * G-Quadruplexes as Therapeutic Targets in Cancer * From Human Genetics to Drug Candidates: An Industrial Perspective on LRRK2 Inhibition as a Treatment for Parkinson's Disease * Therapeutic Potential of Kinases in Asthma * DNA Damage Repair Pathways and Synthetic Lethality * Medicinal Chemistry in the Context of the Human Genome and many more
Download and read online Personalized Medicine in PDF and EPUB Drawn from the Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition, this volume presents the work of world-class experts who discuss the latest research in personalized medicine. Some of the more sharply focused material in this handbook is not included in the larger volume, allowing for specialized study of the essential principles of this growing field. Clinicians, scientists, and researchers will find this an ideal resource for detailed study of the latest recommendations for tailoring choices to individual patient needs.
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Download and read online Handbook of Targeted Cancer Therapy in PDF and EPUB Make optimal use of the latest personalized therapeutic strategies with Handbook of Targeted Cancer Therapy! This concise, practical oncology reference examines more than 140 targeted therapy agents for which clinical trial data are available, and explains when and how you can use them to most effectively combat cancer. Approach clinical challenges from any direction with separate sections on Targets by Organ Site, Carcinogenesis from the Perspective of Targeted Therapy, Molecular Targets and Pathways, and Targeted Therapy Agents. Find information easily thanks to a color-coded format and an intuitive organization. Access the complete contents online and on mobile devices, with regular updates to include newly approved treatments. Important state of the art cancer information for caregivers, researchers, other health care professionals, and even patients
Download and read online Textbook of Personalized Medicine in PDF and EPUB Advances in the technology used in personalized medicine and increased applications for clinical use have created a need for this expansion and revision of Kewal K. Jain’s Textbook of Personalized Medicine. As the first definitive work on this topic, this book reviews the fundamentals and development of personalized medicine and subsequent adoptions of the concepts by the biopharmaceutical industry and the medical profession. It also discusses examples of applications in key therapeutic areas, as well as ethical and regulatory issues, providing a concise and comprehensive source of reference for those involved in healthcare management, planning and politics. Algorithms are included as a guide to those involved in the management of important diseases where decision-making is involved due to the multiple choices available. Textbook of Personalized Medicine, Second Edition will serve as a convenient source of information for physicians, scientists, decision makers in the biopharmaceutical and healthcare industries and interested members of the public.
Download and read online Cancer Genetics and Genomics for Personalized Medicine in PDF and EPUB This book covers almost all fields of cancer genetics and genomics for personalized medicine. Surely, the one-fits-all approach does not work anymore for disease treatment. Targeted therapy or precision medicine or personalized medicine is becoming a standard for many disease treatments including cancer. However, how much do we know about the personalized medicine approach? This book will help undergraduate/graduate students, professional researchers, and clinicians to better understand the key concept of personalized medicine.
Download and read online Nanotheranostics for Personalized Medicine in PDF and EPUB The application of nanotechnology in the biomedical field, known as nanomedicine, has gained much interest in the recent past as a versatile strategy for selective drug delivery and diagnostic purposes. The nanotheranostic approach, which aims to combine both therapeutic and imaging/diagnostic functionalities, is characterized by a strong pluridisciplinarity where the chemistry of materials, bioconjugate chemistry, pharmaceutical technology, drug delivery, imaging, and pharmacology, work together. Nanotheranostics combine simultaneous non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of diseases with the exciting possibility to monitor drug release and distribution in real time; thus offering the opportunity to optimize treatment outcomes in cancer and other severe diseases. Clinical applications of nanotheranostics would enable earlier detection and treatment of diseases, and earlier assessment of the response, thus allowing to identify patients which would potentially respond to therapy and have higher possibilities of a favorable outcome. Nanotheranostics for Personalized Medicine presents an integrated and transdisciplinary description of nanotheranostics. It provides principles of imaging techniques and concrete examples of advances and challenges in the development of nanotheranostics for personalized medicine. This book is written for students (Bachelors to Doctoral level) as well as experienced researchers, in academia or the industry, interested in this emerging concept in the nanomedicine field. Contents:Combining Imaging and Drug Delivery for the Treatment of Severe Diseases (Simona Mura and Patrick Couvreur)Increased Sensitivity for Medical Imaging Using Non-Ionizing Nanomedicine as Contrast Agents (Cyrille Richard, Bich-Thuy Doan and Nathalie Mignet)MRI T2 Weighted Theranostic Nanodevices and Chemotherapy (Sophie Laurent, Luce Vander Elst, Dimitri Stanicki and Robert N Muller)MRI T1 Weighted Theranostic Nanodevices (Lucie Sancey, François Lux, Géraldine Le Duc, Sabin Carme and Olivier Tillement)Optical Imaging and Chemotherapy (Guillaume Bort, Simona Mura and Patrick Couvreur)Plasmonic Nanoparticles-Coated Microbubbles for Theranostic Applications (Mark A Borden, Jacob D Dove and Todd W Murray)Contribution of Nuclear Medicine to Cancer Nanotheranostics (Thomas Lars Andresen, Anncatrine L Petersen, Anders E Hansen and Jonas R Henriksen)Nanotheranostics in Gene Therapy (Madhura Deshpande, Shravan Kumar Sriraman and Vladimir Torchilin)Nanotheranostics in Cardiovascular Diseases (Maya Juenet, Mariana Varna, Cédric Chauvierre and Didier Letourneur)Stimuli-Responsive Nanotheranostics (Basit Yameen, Jun Wu, Critian Vilos, Andrew Whyte David Werstler, Lori Pollit and Omid C Farokhzad)Advancing the Practical Clinical Utility in Personalized Medicine: Capabilities and Lessons Learned for Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics (Ioannis S Vizirianakis, Christina Karavasili, Elsa P Amanatiadou and Dimitrios G Fatouros) Readership: Advanced undergraduates, graduates, as well as experimental researchers in academia or the industry with an interest in this emerging concept in the nanomedicine world. Key Features:This book presents an integrated and transdisciplinary description of an emerging concept in the world of nanomedicine: nanotheranosticsThis work is one of the few dedicated to nanotheranostics and its applicationsWritten by well-recognized experts in academia, this book would offer to the reader a clear overview of the progresses in the field of nanotheranostics and their fundamental contribution to the field of personalized medicineReading this book would open the way to further improvements and to the possible clinical translation of the nanotheranostics concept in the not-too-distant futureKeywords:Bioengineering;Nanomedicine & Nanobiology;Biomedical Engineering;Medical Imaging;Therapy
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