Genomics and Cancer Treatment

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Pathology team with extensive, sub-specialized expertise in pathway genomics
  • Daily multidisciplinary conferences to evaluate complex diagnoses, incorporating cutting-edge research
  • Emphasis on tried-and-tested techniques

By quickly and inexpensively sequencing an individual's entire genome, pathologists can identify mutations that cause particular types of cancer. This information helps doctors create custom treatments. This new capability is sometimes called precision medicine or personalized medicine. It has given rise to a new discipline within the medical field, genomic pathology—an area where Yale Medicine has exceptional expertise.