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Sustaining innovation in an era of specialized medicine

Henri A. Termeer

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.020404

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Sustaining innovation in an era of specialized medicine

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We are living in an era of unprecedented biomedical innovation. In recent years, new therapies have improved the prognosis of numerous intractable disorders that were previously neglected—in some cases changing diseases from a death sentence to a manageable chronic condition.

Our increased understanding of the genetic basis of disease will continue to fuel the creation of innovative therapies for many decades. Many of even the most enterprising therapies being introduced today are only a bridge to the definitive cures that gene therapy, stem cells, and other advances may offer....

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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