Frontiers in Precision Medicine: Exploring Science and Policy Boundaries

39 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2016 Last revised: 2 Nov 2016

See all articles by Jorge L. Contreras

Jorge L. Contreras

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Willard Dere

University of Utah - School of Medicine

Matthew Rondina

University of Utah - School of Medicine

Leslie P. Francis

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: October 13, 2016

Abstract

Precision medicine is being developed today within a complex landscape of public policy, science, economics, law, and regulation. Important features of this landscape include health care financing, patent protection for new innovations, regulatory approvals of tests and therapies, patient consent and access, and protection of privacy. In these and other policy areas, the goal of developing individually-tailored therapies poses novel challenges for health care research, delivery and policy. In December 2015, the University of Utah School of Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute and S.J. Quinney College of Law convened a two-day symposium at which national experts in genetics, medicine, bioinformatics, intellectual property, regulatory science, health economics and bioethics discussed and debated many of the pressing questions raised by precision medicine. The key arguments, conclusions and unresolved issues that emerged from the symposium are summarized in these proceedings.

Keywords: precision medicine, ethics, patent, informed consent, PMI

Suggested Citation

Contreras, Jorge L. and Dere, Willard and Rondina, Matthew and Francis, Leslie P., Frontiers in Precision Medicine: Exploring Science and Policy Boundaries (October 13, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2851946 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2851946

Jorge L. Contreras (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

Willard Dere

University of Utah - School of Medicine ( email )

Salt Lake City, UT
United States

Matthew Rondina

University of Utah - School of Medicine ( email )

Salt Lake City, UT
United States

Leslie P. Francis

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
136
Abstract Views
948
rank
219,944
PlumX Metrics