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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PROGRAM: 
PRECISION MEDICINE: CANCER AND BEYOND


The field of precision medicine is advancing at a rapid pace. Nowhere is this more evident than in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Once defined by a one-size-fits-all approach, breakthroughs in genetics and genomics, coupled with technological leaps, are bringing us closer to an era of personalized cancer care. 

During Precision Medicine: Cancer and Beyond, we took an in-depth look at the emergence of precision medicine and the promise it holds for improving health care.

This special three-day program included presentations from pioneering scientists, hands-on workshops in laboratories at Whitehead Institute, visits to local biotech companies and research organizations, and lunches with young Whitehead scientists.

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