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The application of stratified medicine to dementia care

  • Emad Sidhom (a1), John O'Brien (a2) and Benjamin R. Underwood (a3)

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Stratified medicine has been successfully used in many areas of medicine, perhaps most notably oncology. There is now both a growing evidence base and mounting enthusiasm, supported at a governmental level and across industry, academia and clinical medicine, to apply this approach to neurodegenerative illnesses, including dementia, as these provide the greatest clinical and social challenge of our times. In this article we consider definitions of stratified medicine, look at its application in other medical specialties, review the national context in the UK and consider the current state, future potential and specific considerations of applying stratified medicine to dementia.

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Correspondence Dr Emad Sidhom. Email: es839@medschl.cam.ac.uk

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The application of stratified medicine to dementia care

  • Emad Sidhom (a1), John O'Brien (a2) and Benjamin R. Underwood (a3)

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