Your body makes many enzymes that can break down or activate the drugs you take. These enzymes are produced from genes that you inherited from your parents. These genes vary from person to person and influence your body’s responses to the drugs you take. Knowledge of how these genes affect drugs, called pharmacogenomics, may help doctors provide more personalized treatments.
Read below for an overview of pharmacogenomics and how knowledge about a person’s genes could influence treatment decisions.
General Information On Pharmacogenomics
- ASCO: Understanding Pharmacogenomics
- Practice Update Abstract and Lay Summary: Clinically Actionable Genotypes for Anticancer Drugs
- Mayo Clinic: Pharmacogenomics Program, Center for Individualized Medicine
Clinical Trials For Treatment Decision Making
- Metastatic Trial Search: MBC Trials For Decision Support
- Metastatic Trial Search: MBC Trials for Predicting Response to Treatment
Last Modified on March 16, 2022