Precision Medicine: Personalising Healthcare

  • Kavitha Ravi Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram


Precision medicine, also known as personalized or genomic medicine currently holds high regard in medical practice. The Precision Medicine Initiative defines precision medicine as the medical approach to disease treatment and prevention by taking into account individual variations in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. Developing targeted medical therapies and interventions based on these individual factors will lead to improving the efficiency of the medicines while reducing their side effects. Thus, precision medicine seeks “the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.”

Author Biography

Kavitha Ravi, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Editor, KMJ; Professor, Department of Pathology

How to Cite
Ravi, K. (2024). Precision Medicine: Personalising Healthcare. Kerala Medical Journal, 17(1), 1-2.