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UA in national study for precision health care

Pooling health and lifestyle data to find insights
Posted: 8:33 PM, May 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-05 02:33:05Z

TUCSON, Ariz. - Would you like to be sure you get just the right medical treatment?
        
University of Arizona is a leader in a national study designed to achieve just that.

The national research study called-- All Of Us -- will ask volunteers across the country for their health and lifestyle data.  UA was one of the early participants in the study managed by the National Institutes of Health.
        
Banner UMC Education Director Dr. Andreas Theodorou says collecting data from millions of people could teach researchers to tailor medical treatments that will work best for you---not some average person.

"We're actually not average people.  We're all individuals that are influenced by our personal biology, how we live, where we live and by focusing in on those details we can treat you better."

If you’d like to participate in the study, learn more at https://AllofUsAZ.org

Dr. Theodorou says the program has strong safeguards to keep your data confidential.