It's Getting Increasingly Personal

It's Getting Increasingly Personal

06.06.11 | By Kate Connors

Grady, my partner in blogging, is enviably vacationing in the south of France, so you'll be hearing even more from me in the next 10 days or so. I don't know who is luckiest: Grady, me or you...

Anyway, two topics will be front and center throughout the week: the progress we've made since HIV/AIDS was first formally recognized 30 years ago and the tremendous promise of personalized medicine. As you'll see, there are many common threads in these separate but very much entwined story lines.

On Thursday, PhRMA's John Castellani will be speaking at the Personalized Medicine Coalition's Seventh Annual State of Personalized Medicine Luncheon at the National Press Club. We hope to see some of you there. In preparation, you might want to check out a front-page article by Ron Winslow in today's Wall Street Journal.

Entitled "Major Shift in War on Cancer," it explores some of the exciting personalized medicine therapies under development for cancer, highlighting data presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago. The article nicely illustrates the promise of the science as well as some of the challenges facing researchers, companies and regulators.

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