Concepts in Pharmacogenomics

Concepts in Pharmacogenomics
  • 1st Ed.
  • 2010
  • © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Martin M. Zdanowicz Ph.D., MA
  • ISBN-10: 1-58528-234-0 / ISBN-13: 978-1-58528-234-0
  • Pharmacy/Pharmacology


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The new science of pharmacogenomics aims to understand how an individual's genetic composition affects his or her response to a specific drug or class of drugs. By studying such characteristics as drug metabolizing enzymes, drug transporter activity, and receptor sensitivity, a pharmacist is better able to prescribe the right drug the first time. If you are pharmacist, resident, or student curious about this new field, start with Concepts in Pharmacogenomics. In this practical guide, you will find an overview of the science behind pharmacogenomics, followed by detailed chapters related to its clinical application.

Complex, constantly evolving and critical to your future: This is the field of pharmacogenomics-individualized drug therapy. Concepts in Pharmacogenomics gives pharmacists, residents, students and all interested healthcare professionals the guidance and grounding to stay ahead of changes in practice.

Its three-part structure leads you through:

  • • Fundamental concepts and the science behind pharmacogenomics
  • • Applications of pharmacogenomics and phamacogenetics in pharmacy practice, using a system-based approach
  • • Pharmacogenomics' current and future impact on the patient, pharmacist and healthcare, including issues in bioethics and clinical testing

Case studies in every chapter bring an evolving topic into sharp focus from the pharmacists' perspective Pharmacy and healthcare leaders agree: Pharmacogenomics is mainstream and practitioners can no longer afford not to understand it. And as the science advances, that urgency will only increase. No other text or resource offers pharmacists such a practical overview for up-to-date information and applications to clinical practice.


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"While there are other books on pharmacogenomics, this one is unique in its approach to the topic and, to my knowledge, is the first to be written with pharmacy students (or practicing pharmacists) as the target audience. This book should be a part of the library for anyone with an interest in pharmacogenomics."

-- Michael Jacobs, BS, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review



Pharmacy students and the broad spectrum of pharmacy practitioners are the intended audience. The applications described in Part II focus on a number of therapeutic areas (cardiovascular disease, hematology-oncology, CNS diseases, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases, and toxicogenomics). Those who practice in other specialty areas will still find the book useful for understanding the science behind pharmacogenomics, and in gaining an appreciation for the potential effects of genomic testing on the individual and society. Each chapter is authored by individuals with expertise and relevant experience.


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