Office of Communication & Public Affairs


One Cure Does Not Fit All:
Exploring the Frontiers of Personalized Medicine

Sept. 12, 2005
Washington, D.C.

Journalists and policy-makers gathered at the Kaiser Family Foundation Conference Center to hear Stanford experts discuss examining the cutting-edge science, ethics, costs and public policy considerations of the emerging field of personalized medicine.

With personalized medicine, physician-scientists use the latest scientific methods and new knowledge of human biology to tailor therapies and prevention strategies to individuals. Instead of practicing the traditional one-size-fits-all medicine, physicians choose approaches likely to work best given a patient's genetic and environmental profile.

Below are links to presentation slides that some of the speakers have mada available, in addition to biographical details about the experts. Some of the experts have also made their presentation slides available.

Speaker bio Presentation slides (click to download)
Laurence Baker Economic challenges and new medical technologies
Michael Clarke The Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Gary Glazer  
Stefanie Jeffrey  
Ron Levy Customized cancer medicine
David Magnus  
Philip Pizzo  
Charles Taylor  


Further information about previous media seminars hosted by the Stanford School of Medicine is available here.

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