- Brings a
paradigm shift in care from reactive to predictive and preventive care
personalised precision care, devoid of side-effects
- The Clinic
brings the world’s iconic medical institutions – Mayo, Harvard & Stanford’s exclusive preserve, within the reach
of patients here
Hyderabad, August 30th, 2019 : K & H Personalised Medicine Clinic, is launching the one of its kind medical genomics based personalised health assessment and treatment protocol, for the first time in this part of the world. The rapidly evolving field of medical genomics, which will create a new paradigm in the way healthcare services are rendered in the years to come, is currently the exclusive preserve of world’s iconic medical institutions, Mayo, Harvard and Stanford universities and Hyderabad in India will be the only other city to boast of such high end medical care now.
K & H Personalised Medicine Clinic, is being spearheaded by two distinguished professionals in medical genomics with enormous experience and international exposure gained from IVY League institutions, Dr Hima Jyothi Challa, from Harvard University and Dr Kalyan Ram Uppaluri from Stanford University. Dr Hima had the rare distinction of being invited as the keynote speaker for the recently held 3rd World Congress on Personalized Medicine, at Auckland, New Zealand. She presented latest advances in the field to delegates from across the globe.
Our constant quest to
address the riddle of medical treatments always beginning after diagnosis of
the disease, the system being reactive rather than proactive there being no
emphasis or awareness of healthy lifestyle, prevention and the extraordinary
stress being laid to find multiple treatments to the same disease, is what took
us to the not so much explored frontier of medical genomics, says Dr Hima Jyothi Challa.
We strongly believe that the
lack of quality food, significant lifestyle changes, exposure to stress from an
young age, introduction of multiple new food products which are alien to our
ancestors and thereby to our genes and hereditary factors, are all combining
into a deadly concoction of chronic diseases. Therefore, there is a need to
shift the gears and the focus to preventive care and medical genomics becomes
the obvious option, says
Dr Kalyan Ram.
genomics in a nutshell is about analysing our genes (DNA), to look at the root
cause for the pathogenesis of any disease process. There are umpteen advantages
of testing the genome and in pre-empting the disease. It helps to
the disease process before it happens and enables to prevent it before hand.
assess the influences of our surrounding environment like impact of work
stress, addictions, pollution, dietary habits know as Epigenetics, on our
all, we can determine the right medication which works best, depending on our
genome without producing much side effects, and the right dosage to be
administered at the right time. This makes the current trial and error
medication redundant, to the advantage of the patient.
to advice the best exercise regimen needed to maintain good health and the appropriate
food groups for the optimal health of the body.
medicine based on medical genomics works on the principle that not everybody
should be treated the same way or put into boxes depending on the symptoms and
diagnosis. Each one of us is unique and have different genetic composition,
therefore one size does not fit all. Calibrating the medicine and dose as per
the need brings in precision treatment and prevents ill effects of wrong and excess
dosage. Often the current protocols for prescribing medicines are based on
trials done on Western populace, their genomic composition and the pattern
their bodies react to treatment is disparate from our population. Medical
genomics addresses this concern by bringing in accuracy in administering
medication and therefore the medical fraternity strongly believes that the
future of modern medicine lies in medical genomics.
We are immensely enthused as
we delve deeper into the concept of personalised medicine. It strengthens our belief
of being able to achieve the goal of providing best medical treatment possible
to our patients, by combining the best of both biotechnology and clinical
medicine. Our unique qualification bridges the chasm between them, for the
first time in India, says
Dr Kalyan Ram Uppaluri.
research is on in countries like Europe, UK, Canada, Australia, USA, with the
help of the government to obtain worldwide genome analysis and make medical
genomics mainstream medical treatment. In fact, UK has set the goal to fetch
genomic analysis of every citizen by 2025 and is going to be the pioneer in
personalised medicine. There are only three Centres in USA providing this type
of care, the Mayo, Harvard and Stanford Universities. They even started a post
graduate training after medical school only in medical genomics from 2017. K & H Personalised Medicine Clinic, brings
this niche and highly specilaised care, which till now was the exclusive
preserve of world’s top medical and research institutions, within the reach of
Indians and Hyderabadi’s in specific.
Our population is much
younger and the need for preventive medicine and personalised treatments is
more than the developed countries. If we do not act pre-emptively and prevent
the disease within the next 20 to 30 years, the burden could become
enormous and unmanageable, even as the
healthcare expenses skyrocket, opines Dr Hima Jyothi.
K & H Personalised Medicine Clinic, will leverage
the expertise of the two highly qualified and experienced specialists in the
field, to provide state-of-the-art and most advanced precision medicine. This, first
of its kind personalised medicine clinic in India will work on the DNA/genomic
data to curate the state-of-the-art, highly sophisticated medical treatment in
health. The Clinic will provide long-term health goals, with advice to the
whole family and a guide to good health for the complete lifespan, besides
counselling on food habits, lifestyle changes etc.
We are bringing to India, one of a kind futuristic medical treatment which is going to change the paradigm of medical management in the next 5 to 10 years. Most of the current medicines are going to be obsolete and treatments in future will be targeting genes through Gene Therapy. We believe, this initiative will give the necessary head start to India and the impetus to the advanced care here, adds Dr Kalyan Ram Uppaluri.
(Note – This news is not a medical consultation in any case. This is a Press Not. You can not make any decision based on this news story. Do not become a doctor yourself, consult a qualified doctor.)