Personalized Medicine

A New Medical and Social Challenge

  • Nada Bodiroga-Vukobrat
  • Daniel Rukavina
  • Krešimir Pavelić
  • Gerald G. Sander

Part of the Europeanization and Globalization book series (EAG, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Krešimir Pavelić, Sandra Kraljević Pavelić, Mirela Sedić
    Pages 1-19
  3. Ulrich Becker
    Pages 21-29
  4. Vladimir Mićović, Iva Sorta-Bilajac Turina, Đulija Malatestinić
    Pages 81-93
  5. Petra Karanikic
    Pages 95-106
  6. Vladimir Gligorijević, Nataša Pržulj
    Pages 137-178
  7. Djuro Josić, Uroš Andjelković
    Pages 179-218
  8. D. Miletić, P. Valković-Zujić, R. Antulov
    Pages 219-230
  9. Iva Dekaris, Nikica Gabrić, Ante Barišić, Alma Biščević
    Pages 231-240
  10. Davor Štimac, Neven Franjić
    Pages 257-264
  11. Dinko Vitezić, Nada Božina, Jasenka Mršić-Pelčić, Viktorija Erdeljić Turk, Igor Francetić
    Pages 265-278

About this book


This book offers comprehensive coverage of the various aspects of personalized medicine as an original approach to classifying, understanding, treating and preventing disease based on individual biological differences. In the introductory section, it defines personalized medicine as a way toward new medical practices and addresses the question: What can personalized medicine offer citizens, medical professionals, reimbursement bodies and stakeholders? Subsequent chapters discuss the technological aspects of personalized medicine: data collection, comprehensive integration and handling of data, together with key enabling factors in developing the requisite technological support for personalized medicine. Lastly, the book explores the main issues shaping the implementation and development of personalized medicine – education, stakeholder participation, infrastructure, a new approach to the classification of disease and medical tests, regulatory frameworks, and new reimbursement models – together with ethical, legal and social issues. Ultimately, the book calls for interdisciplinarity and a radical change in the way we approach the health and wellbeing of individuals. 

Target groups are medical doctors and researchers in the field of biomedicine, as well as experts from the social sciences dealing with legal, economic and social aspects of health system issues in general. Though the book will primarily benefit these groups of professional experts, its content will also appeal to a far wider readership, as it deals with a paradigm shift in one of society’s main pillars – the health system.


Data collection Global omics procedures Health and wellbeing of individuals Legal aspects Personalized medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Nada Bodiroga-Vukobrat
    • 1
  • Daniel Rukavina
    • 2
  • Krešimir Pavelić
    • 3
  • Gerald G. Sander
    • 4
  1. 1.Jean Monnet Department of European Public LawUniversity of RijekaRijekaCroatia
  2. 2.Croatian Academy of Sciences and ArtsRijekaCroatia
  3. 3.Department of BiotechnologyUniversity of Rijeka RijekaCroatia
  4. 4.University of Applied SciencesHochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung und Finanzen LudwigsburgLudwigsburgGermany

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