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Thursday, September 22 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Precision Medicine: Health Care as Unique as You

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Recent developments in genetic sequencing could eventually make one-size-fits-all treatment for serious diseases is becoming a thing of the past. In the last decade, as costs have plummeted and data analysis has become far more sophisticated, researchers and doctors have moved closer to individualized treatment based on each patient’s unique genetic makeup. A diagnosis may no longer be “colon cancer” or “lung cancer” but instead a combination of distinct molecular subtypes so patients get the exact right treatment, at the right time, for their specific disease. This talk will explore what precision medicine is, how it’s being developed and brought into clinical practice, and what makes Pittsburgh uniquely positioned to become a leader in this space. Trust us, you’ll remember this talk in 10 years.

Presented by UPMC Enterprises 

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Courtland H. Longest

Director of Product, Precision Medicine, UPMC Enterprises
Courtland Longest is a product management and marketing leader who has spent the last decade in the precision medicine space. During that time, he has focused on discovering, building, and commercially launching precision medicine tests that oncologists use to treat their patients... Read More →
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Rasu B. Shrestha, MD

Chief Innovation Officer; Executive Vice President, UPMC; UPMC Enterprises
As Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Shrestha is responsible for driving UPMC’s innovation strategy, serving as a catalyst in transforming the organization into a more patient-focused and economically sustainable system. A cross-functional team collaborator, he is committed to preparing... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Alloy 26 Auditorium 100 S Commons Pittsburgh, PA