Precision Medicine in Non Communicable Diseases
Babol University of Medical Sciences -- International Journal of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
DOI 10.22088/IJMCM.BUMS.8.2.1
  1. Precision medicine
  2. non-communicable diseases
  3. cardiovascular diseases
  4. type 2 diabetes
  5. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  6. cancer

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death and disease burden globally, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) account for the major part of death related to NCDs followed by different types of cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes. As the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations have announced a 25% reduction in mortality of NCDs by 2025, different communities need to adopt preventive strategies for achieving this goal. Personalized medicine approach as a predictive and preventive strategy aims for a better therapeutic goal to the patients to maximize benefits and reduce harms. The clinical benefits of this approach are already realized in cancer targeted therapy, and its impact on other conditions needs more studies in different societies. In this review, we essentially describe the concept of personalized (or precision) medicine in association with NCDs and the future of precision medicine in prediction, prevention, and personalized treatment.