In just four years, The Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health has grown to become a nationally recognised centre of excellence for precision diagnostics, leading the way to personalise the traditional approach to health and care for everyone.
The Centre focuses on early identification to help prevent and manage disease and illness. It looks beyond a ‘health condition’ to consider the whole person and their circumstances: their individual biology, psychology, and health data, as well as their social and environmental circumstances. The Centre identifies, evaluates and deploys cutting-edge technologies and assessment and treatment tools that will bring innovation to health and care systems efficiently and cost-effectively.
In four years we’ve:
- established a centre of excellence,
- introduced general practice to the benefits of proteomics – the study of proteins in cells,
- set up a top recruiting screening trial,
- introduced a personalised genomic test into prostate clinics,
- secured HDR UK investment in frailty research, and
- brought global industry to the city.
What’s been happening?
The Centre has developed a broad research portfolio spanning diagnostic, precision and personalised medicine. It is working collaboratively on several ground-breaking programmes with the University of Leeds, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and NIHR Leeds In–Vitro Diagnostic Co-Operative.
- attracted more than £8m commercial investment
- more than 1,000 citizens taking part in research
- 15 current studies into preventing disease