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Philanthropy Perspectives

A bimonthly e-newsletter recognizing the impact of your support.

August 18, 2014

Q&A: Dr. Michael Caplan on the Promise of Personalized Medicine

Michael and Mary Schostok


Philanthropy Perspectives interviewed Michael Caplan, MD, Chief Scientific Officer at NorthShore Research Institute, for his views on the newly launched Center for Personalized Medicine and what it means for the future of healthcare. 


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Help Me Understand...

Donate by December 31!

A lot of new words are coming out of medicine these days. Are you a bit confused by the new language and terms used to explain Personalized Medicine? 

Put another way, what’s up with all these “omics”—like “genomics” and “pharmacogenomics”?

Here’s a primer on the definitions that make up the study of Personalized Medicine, which can prevent health conditions, create truly personalized treatment and offer patients a better quality of life.



Your Impact on Personalized Medicine!

You can change lives by making a philanthropic gift to support Personalized Medicine. Donations of all sizes enable NorthShore to provide life-changing treatments. One way Personalized Medicine enables life-changing treatments is by providing:

Your Impact

Click here to support Personalized Medicine today!

Personalized is "healthcare that is informed by each person's unique clinical, genetic and environmental information." – American Medical Association


Survivor Credits Genetic Testing and Pre-Emptive Surgeries that
“Saved My Life”

Mike Jelinske

Caren Rudman considers herself among the lucky ones.

More than 13 years ago, she and her sister, Lori Loeb, tested positive for the BRCA1 gene, which greatly increases a woman’s chance of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer. The sisters had lost their five great aunts and their great grandmother to this cancer-causing gene mutation at a time when preventive testing to identify the risk was rarely performed.  


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Don’t Miss the American Craft Exposition (ACE)

Omer and Annabelle Voss

The Auxiliary of NorthShore invites you to join us for the 30th Annual American Craft Exposition (ACE), a nationally recognized show featuring 160 talented artists and crafts people showcasing handmade works. All ACE proceeds benefit leading-edge ovarian cancer prevention research at NorthShore again this year.

Be the first to enjoy what’s on offer at the Benefit Preview Party on August 21, or check out the Exposition August 22–24. Discount general admission tickets for $12 are still available, and more information is at

View the brief video below to see how your attendance will make a difference for these critical research initiatives.



Mark Your Calendars!

American Craft Exposition, August 21–24
The Associate Board's Annual Benefit, November 1, 2014


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