Tailoring disease screening programs to individuals

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03/18/2014 12:55 AM EDT

Oguzhan Alagoz

Oguzhan Alagoz believes that many existing disease screening programs all too often take a one-size-fits-all approach. To be sure, “it is important to catch a disease early,” he says. “But still, most screening programs treat everyone the same.”

In breast cancer, for example, “they say any woman who turns 40, or 50, should start screening every year, and they don’t differentiate women by individual risks,” says Alagoz, an associate professor of industrial

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