CREATING TAILORED TREATMENTS
Because every patient is unique, life changing research is happening at the Centre for Genomics Enhanced Medicine (CGEM). As a scientific and clinical hub for inherited and acquired genetic diseases, CGEM uses genomic technologies to accurately diagnose and develop treatments tailored to an individual’s unique characteristics.
At its core, CGEM is driven by its vision – improving health through translational genomics. With a strong research network of over 50 collaborators, CGEM has the expertise and technology to analyze the impact that our genes and the microbes that live on and in us have on our health. These capabilities enable CGEM scientists and clinicians to make ground-breaking research discoveries in the areas of orphan disease gene and drug discovery, cancer diagnostics and the medical microbiome.
Most orphan diseases are genetic diseases affecting less than one in 2,000 people. Yet collectively, there are over 7,000 orphan diseases that affect one in 15 Canadians, making orphan diseases not so rare. Because most orphan diseases have no cure, they cause physical and mental hardship on families and drain significant resources from our health care system.
of orphan diseases have no effective treatment.
1 in 4
patients in children's hospitals suffer from complications from their orphan disease
A third of these children will die before their 5th birthday
Genomics is transforming patient care. CGEM pioneers an integrated approach that translates its research into clinical genomics used to inform patient diagnosis and care.
CGEM specializes in the areas of:
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CENTRE FOR GENOMICS ENHANCED MEDICINE (CGEM)
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Rm 5-E
5850 College St., PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2 Canada