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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



pharmacogenetics  listen  (FAR-muh-koh-jeh-NEH-tix)

  The study of how a person’s genes affect the way he or she responds to drugs. Pharmacogenetics is being used to learn ahead of time what the best drug or the best dose of a drug will be for a person. Also called pharmacogenomics.