Customization – Prediction – Precision. These are the 3 Ps of genomics, which the Ruesch Clinic in Naples has coined in the work started by combining the needs related to the clinical life of the patient and the possibilities offered by the study of DNA.

Through two panels (generic and oncology) developed from a simple analysis of a saliva swab, it is possible to access the patient's genetic heritage with a number of advantages in terms of prevention and therefore health and economic, starting from the possibility of focusing medical investigations on pathologies for which panel reading shows a predisposition.

A sequential study of DNA that must then be applied from time to time to the patient and everything related to him, starting from feeding from lifestyles to get a really complete picture. The goal of the Ruesch Clinic is to transfer the predisposition panels together with diagnostic algorithms, which are then analyzed by the doctor. It is at Ruesch that the sample is taken, analyzed in specialized laboratories that then provide within just 21 days the results.

Partner of the Neapolitan clinic in the development of the project is Professor Gerardo Casucci, Director of the UOC clinic of The San Francesco Clinic of Telese Terme, Neurologio and Contract Professor of the University of Molise:

"One of the problems with contemporary clinical medicine," says Professor Casucci, "is that the rapid technological developments have led to the almost complete loss of the doctor-patient relationship, in the face of an increasing increase in data personal health services collected (the so-called big data). More and more is known about the disease, but always less than the patient. The Ruesch clinic was the first in Naples to propose an accurate genetic study of the subjects, which assessed from simple intolerances to real pathologies, such as diabetes, obesity and cardio-vascular diseases. This would allow you to look no longer at the patient in a generic way, but knowing what to prevent or cure.

Despite the great advantages offered, the DNA sequencing test is almost not used at all in Naples and the province, also for a number of issues related to data privacy and its use. The goal of the Clinic, therefore, is to provide a service that can be a first step for prevention.

"This initiative stems from collaborations and comparisons in the university, and is therefore something that is translating from academia to clinic: the privileged contact that we have with different Italian and foreign universities has made it that we could start and implement this organization" says the President of the Clinic, Dr. Antonio Merlino, "New technologies, primarily DNA sequencing are opening a new era of medicine. Ruesch does not miss this train, in fact, he climbs on it in his own right."