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FDA, Europe Team up for Precision Medicine, Patient Engagement

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are working together to advance precision medicine treatments for patients with rare diseases, officials announced last week, marking more than a decade of cross-Atlantic collaboration on drug development,...

Cancer Moonshot Report Showcases Precision Medicine Progress

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Cancer Moonshot has made significant progress since its January launch, bringing together public and private precision medicine organizations in one of the largest concerted efforts to tackle the deadly disease, said Vice President Joe Biden...

UMass to Study Use of Wearables in Chronic Disease Management

by Nathan Boroyan

A $1.23 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research will allow the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing to study how wearable devices, handheld technology tools, and other strategies could improve chronic disease...

FDA Holds App-a-Thon for Precision Medicine, Next-Gen Genomics

by Nathan Boroyan

The FDA is hosting an industry-wide development challenge to create apps that use next-generation sequencing (NSG) technology to pursue new precision medicine breakthroughs. “FDA is increasingly harnessing the power of supercomputers, the...

Precision Medicine, Genomics Partnership Boosts Big Data Sharing

by Nathan Boroyan

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation will contribute genomic and clinical data to the Genomic Data Commons, one of the National Cancer Institute’s centerpiece precision medicine projects, the organizations announced last week. The Genomic...

Precision Medicine, Blue Button Among White House Big Data Efforts

by Nathan Boroyan

Precision medicine, medical research, and improved patient engagement through initiatives like Blue Button are among the highlight achievements of the Obama Administration’s emphasis on data transparency and information sharing, says...

Precision Medicine Aids 20% Drop in Pediatric Cancer Deaths

by Nathan Boroyan

The pediatric cancer death rate declined by 20 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), indicating that precision medicine techniques and an emphasis on personalized care may...

Six Pediatric Hospitals Create Personalized Medicine Coalition

by Jennifer Bresnick

Some of the nation’s most lauded pediatric medical centers are aiming to advance personalized medicine through a new collaborative arrangement funded by philanthropist Denny Sanford. The Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium...

Cancer Moonshot Unveils 10 Big Data Tasks for Curing Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics, increased patient participation, and more sophisticated attacks on the root causes of cancer must combine with well-funded research opportunities to help the healthcare industry defeat the deadly threat of cancer, says the...

Groups Urge $34.1B NIH Budget for Precision Medicine, Research

by Nathan Boroyan

Continued progress with precision medicine, population health, and other critical research activities depends on securing the proposed $34.1 billion budget for the National Institutes of Health, according to more than 200 patient advocacy groups,...

Pancreatic Cancer is Target of New Precision Medicine Grants

by Nathan Boroyan

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is opening up opportunities to fund precision medicine and early detection initiatives in its 2017 round of research grants. In 2017, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is increasing investment in innovative...

Big Data Could Hold Key to Improving Vaccinations Rates

by Nathan Boroyan

With flu season fast approaching, a new initiative focused on improving adult vaccination rates is turning to big data to discover the most helpful patient engagement strategies for primary care providers to deliver preventative care. The Adult...

29% of Healthcare Providers Currently Use Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Close to a third of healthcare organizations participating in a HIMSS Analytics poll are currently employing precision medicine techniques in everyday care, indicating that a personalized approach to medicine is already much more than just a...

UT Southwestern Receives $9.6M Precision Medicine Research Grant

by Nathan Boroyan

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded the University of Texas $9.6 million to the University of Texas Southwestern for six new precision medicine research projects aiming to address the origins and treatments...

Despite Possibilities of Precision Medicine, Challenges Remain

by Nathan Boroyan

Precision medicine is an emerging approach to disease treatment and prevention that takes into account each person's genes, environment, and lifestyle. The ideas behind precision medicine are not new, but the development of big data analytics,...

Is Gene Therapy a False Trail for Precision Medicine Research?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Gene therapy researchers aiming to create precision medicine treatments may be heading in the wrong direction, according to an editorial published last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and should not be the only areas...

Most Patients Eager to Join Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort may have a brighter-than-anticipated future ahead of it, according to a new survey of potential participants conducted by the National Institutes of Health.  Nearly 80 percent of the 2601 patients...

Precision Medicine Study Highlights Role of Machine Learning

by Nathan Boroyan

When it comes to the future of diagnosing and treating cancer, computers – not humans – could hold the key to delivering the best quality precision medicine. A new study out of the Stanford University School of Medicine has found...

UCSF Receives $85M NIH Grant for Precision Medicine Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

The University of California San Francisco’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has received an $85 million funding commitment from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance research into precision medicine and...

Can IBM Watson Prove the Value of Precision Medicine in China?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even as the Precision Medicine Initiative gears up in the United States, bringing with it a renewed effort to focus on a cure for cancer, IBM Watson has its sights set on even bigger goals for personalized care.  Today, the cognitive computing...

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