Precision Cancer Medicine


The University of Cincinnati’s Academic Health Center accelerates the pace of innovative research and cancer care development at UC Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Cancer Center and related departments and colleges. The cluster hires will maximize the existing strengths of Academic Health Center programs and related efforts across the university. Our state-of-the-art facilities and expertise will strengthen multiple existing programs that are both directly and indirectly linked to the fast-growing and multi-faceted field of precision cancer medicine, also known as cancer-omics.

Personalized medicine, a new concept in cancer prevention, treatment and care, has allowed researchers to develop interventions based on specific individuals and populations. It encompasses multiple transdisciplinary cancer care fields including medicine, nursing, psychology, spirituality, social services, nutrition, epidemiology and molecular disciplines. Factors that affect outcomes—including disparities, adherence to treatment and psychosocial factors—are integrated with new precision medicine approaches that produce transformative and complete cancer care for each patient. At the same time, the expansive approach leads to distinctive preventive measures for unique populations.