Personalized Medicine Improves Patient Outcomes

Personalized medicine can mean a lot of things. At NorthShore University HealthSystem, we define it as the customization of patient care with a treatment plan based on a patient’s health history and genetic characteristics. A patient’s healthcare plan is incomplete without considering the genetic component. We strongly believe in the benefits of personalized medicine. All … Continued

Megan’s Story: “Getting tested was the best decision I ever made.”

Growing up, Megan Guerin knew that cancer had touched both sides of her family. Her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 40 and her dad’s mother died of ovarian cancer at age 42. But Megan didn’t fully understand how her family’s health history affected her risk for cancer until she underwent genetic testing. … Continued