Personalized medicine: a paradigm shift is gaining momentum

Interview with Prof. Nisar Malek, Medical Director of the Clinic for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital Tübingen and Chairman of the Center for Personalized Medicine (CPM) Tübingen

03/01/2018

Image: Smiling man with short bown hair, glasses and a physician's coat - Prof. Nisar Malek; Copyright: University Hospital Tübingen

Prof. Nisar Malek

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The interdisciplinary cooperation between different medical areas plays an important role in the process to find a personalized therapy for every patient.

Image: Physicians are standing behind a glass pane and discuss chemical formulas that are written on the pane; Copyright: panthermedia.net/depositedhar

Experts from different medical areas discuss cases in so-called tumor boards to find treatment options together. At the CPM in Tübingen, 23 clinics and institutes take part in the personalized treatment.

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann