Ask the Expert: How is precision medicine used in cancer prevention? – WKRC TV Cincinnati

Posted: October 8, 2020 at 6:55 pm

by Liz Bonis & Merby Curtis, WKRC

Experts at St. Elizabeth Healthcare are expanding programs to treat and prevent cancer. Its all part of a personal prescription for your future health. (WKRC)

EDGEWOOD, Ky. (WKRC) Experts at St. Elizabeth Healthcare are expanding programs to treat and prevent cancer. Its all part of a personal prescription for your future health.

For years, we have focused on early detection of cancer, which is important. But now, the new St. Elizabeth Cancer Center has an important focus on preventing cancer with the help of screening that also detects risk: a field commonly called precision medicine.

The new Cancer Center has several teams dedicated to making this happen. Medical oncologist Dr. Brooke Phillips explains how it all works together:

One of the first things in cancer is trying to prevent it. We already have a robust genetic counseling program, but were going to have a whole floor dedicated to that. Were seeing not only patients that have cancer, but patients that have a family history or concerns related to that and will provide them care, really, in regards of prevention. If that involves screening tests, prophylactic surgeries, we will also have that in there. We will also have precision medicine as related to a specific tumor and a lot of genetic related to that tumor and a lot of clinical trials surrounding that.

If you know you have a family history of cancer and would like to find out more information, you can start your prevention journey by calling the genetic testing area at 859-301-5396.

Keep in mind, as part of this they also have nutrition programs and much more to focus on prevention at the new Cancer Center in Edgewood.

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