Dr. Mark Pinsky: Precision Medicine Initiative Can Revolutionize How Disease Is Treated
By Dr. Mark Pinsky // April 8, 2016
Medical Breakthroughs for 2016
This year is going to be a very promising one for medical innovation. The Precision Medicine Initiative will launch this year and could provide the alternate way to personalize treatment.
This project would revolutionize how disease is treated. One million patients will be asked to share their genetic information in an attempt to better understand why some medical treatments work for some and not others.
This would hopefully allow traditional medicine to move away from a one size fits all approach and move towards individualizing one’s care.
Another major advance is in stroke treatment. While drugs have been in effect for quite some time to “bust clots” that result from embolic stroke, they don’t always work.
Now, there is a tool that can be used to retrieve the clot. This stent has received high praise from the American Heart Association after studies found that it improved not only survival potential, but also improved the odds that victims would function normal again.
Vaccines are once again a hot topic. In the wake of global epidemics, like Ebola, the FDA has been forced to fast track these vaccines in order to possibly prevent a national disaster.
So where it used to take decades to develop a vaccine, they are now being developed in as little as 6 months (Ebola). Even more exciting is the development of cancer vaccines.
The FDA has already approved these for advanced prostate cancer and melanoma. The premise behind these new vaccines is to train the immune system to destroy cancer cells while preserving healthy cells.
These are just a few of the promising advances highlighting 2016. Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily.com for further advances in medicine throughout this year.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Mark Pinsky has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years and is the director of the Pinsky Family and Sports Medicine Center in Viera, Florida, where he provides one-on-one care to his patients.
“My goal is to educate patients about their medical conditions so they can learn how to prevent disease or minimize complications from their existing conditions,” said Dr. Pinsky.
Dr. Pinsky is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Academy of Family Medicine and completed his doctorate degree from the University Of Health Sciences College Of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. His family practice residency was served at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
In addition, Dr. Pinsky completed a sports medicine fellowship in Cleveland, Ohio with Lutheran Medical Center in conjunction with Horizon Orthopedics; the team physicians for the Cleveland Indians. He also has a certificate of additional qualifications in Sports Medicine from the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Pinsky also speaks nationally for several pharmaceutical companies.
SPORTS MEDICINE VETERAN
Dr. Pinsky has worked closely with high school, college, Olympic and professional athletes. During his 20-year career in Brevard County, Florida, he has served as the team physician for several high schools.
Currently, Dr. Pinsky provides care for Viera High School athletes, and is a partner of Medical Associates of Brevard.
Dr. Pinsky is dedicated to patient-centered care through MDVIP, a nationwide network of physicians whose sole purpose is to provide superior individualized healthcare.
MDVIP makes patient medical issues their top priority. As an MDVIP physician, Dr. Pinsky takes pride in doing just that for each and every patient in his practice.
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