Personalised Medicine, also often termed as Precision Medicine, is a form of medicine that uses information about a person's genes, proteins, and environment profile to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.
However, it does not literally refer to the creation of a drug or medication that is unique to a specific patient, but the ability to classify individuals into subpopulations that differ in their susceptibility to particular disease, in the biology or prognosis of those diseases they may develop, or in their response to a specific treatment.
The goal of Personalised Medicine is to target the
RIGHT treatment to the RIGHT patients at the RIGHT time. Personalised Medicine adds to, and does not replace, good medical practice. However, Personalised Medicine is not equally applicable to all diseases.