Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Therapeutics

By

  • Loralie J. Langman, PhD, DABCC, FACB, DABFT, Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Amitava Dasgupta, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, Houston, TX.

Description

Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Therapeutics provides an introduction to the principles of pharmacogenomics before addressing the pharmacogenomic aspects of key therapeutic areas such as warfarin therapy, cancer chemotherapy, therapy with immunosuppressants, antiretroviral therapy, and psychoactive drugs. It also includes methods of pharmacogenomic testing and the pharmacogenomic aspects of drug–drug interactions.

From a team of expert contributors, Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Therapeutics is a comprehensive overview of the current state of pharmacogenomics in pharmacotherapy for all clinicians, pharmacologists and clinical laboratory professionals. It is also a guide for practicing clinicians and health care professionals to the basic principles of pharmacogenomics, laboratory tests currently available to aid clinicians, and the future promise of this developing field.

Key Features

  • Discuss both the theory and the clinical application of the principles of pharmacogenomics.
  • Current research has clearly established that a range of treatments may be greatly improved through genetic profiling of individual patients before certain therapies begin.
  • Discusses the important role of laboratory tests in the practice of personalized medicine.
  • Guide to the basic principles of pharmacogenomics in a range of common therapeutic areas and as the basis of the personalized medicine of the future.

Review

“This book is unique in its focus on the application of pharmacogenomics in clinical therapeutics.”  (Doody’s, 19 January 2013)

Book details

  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (March 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470657340
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470657348

 

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