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Treating patients as individuals: The impact of precision dosing at the bedside

The term “precision medicine” is most commonly associated with targeted therapy selection, or the practice of using biomarkers or genetic data to identify the most effective drug for a specific patient. While targeted therapies have been instrumental for oncology patients in particular, precision medicine encompasses much more than drug selection. The field also includes precision dosing, the process of using multiple patient characteristics to tailor the dosing regimen to the patient, thereby maximizing the concentration-related efficacy of a drug while minimizing the risk of toxicity.

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