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Centre focused on personalised medicine gets funding

The ACT Government recently announced $7.3m in funding for a new centre that will allow researchers and doctors to explore the area of personalised medicine.

Minister for Health Simon Corbell said the centre, called Canberra Clinical Genomics, would give Canberrans access to new, personally tailored healthcare treatments.

The facility will be a partnership between the Australian National University and ACT Health and will work to cure patients with complex diseases by sequencing their genome and finding treatments that are personalised to their condition.

Director of the centre professor Matthew Cook, from the ANU Medical School and The John Curtin School of Medical Research, said it will enable doctors and researchers to collaborate to implement “what is truly 21st Century medicine”.

Cook sat down with Nursing Review to discuss the new centre, the role personalised medicine may play in the future and what still needs to be established in this space.

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