Obama Seeks Millions for 'Precision Medicine'

January 30, 2015 5:00 PM

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President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $215 million to pay for what he's calling a Precision Medicine Initiative — a plan to rev up more targeted treatments for people.

The hope is to build on gains like those made recently in treating cancer. Scientists know that cancer isn't just a single disease and it's become clear that even specific types of cancer, such as breast cancer, are truly separate diseases with separate causes.

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