Children's Hospital enters 6-system agreement on genomic medicine

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Children’s Hospital Colorado has joined a groundbreaking consortium that will attempt to advance the care of acute pediatric diseases through the further use of personalized and genomic medicine.

The Aurora-based hospital is one of six children-focused health systems that have signed an agreement to form the Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium. Those systems will share research and resources around genomic medicine, hoping that the economies of scale and access to a wider patient base that is produced from the collaboration will speed improvements in treating everything from cancer to less deadly conditions.

Personalized medicine is a rising branch of research that seeks to treat patients not with a one-size-fits-all approach but by targeting their specific genes and finding ways that they specifically respond to various medicines or procedures.

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