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UVA Gene Mutation Research Method Speeds Precision Medicine

April 25, 2017 - A team from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has developed a quicker way to examine the impact of gene mutation on patient health, potentially changing the way cancer labs conduct research into precision medicine and personalized therapies. The methodology, which uses a virus similar to HIV to replace normal genes with specific mutations, may even be speedier and more cost effective...


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EHRs, Value-Based Care Constrain Personalized Medicine Progress

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Oncologists are eager to embrace the potential of personalized medicine and genetically-driven precision therapies, but face many of the technical, administrative, and reimbursement challenges that afflict their peers in other specialties, finds...

ONC Highlights Its Precision Medicine Initiative Collaborations

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The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is alive and well at the Office of the National Coordinator, where partnerships with other key government agencies are laying the big data groundwork for more personalized care.  Collaborations with...

IBM Patents Machine Learning Model for Pharmaceutical Discovery

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Machine learning is quickly making inroads across the healthcare industry, from clinical care to pharmaceutical discovery.  The latest development on the journey from big data aggregation to true artificial intelligence comes from IBM Research,...

NIH to Bring Precision Medicine Data Collection to Patient Homes

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Thousands of volunteers for the All of Us precision medicine cohort won’t even have to leave the comfort of their living rooms when contributing data to the project thanks to a new NIH collaboration with mobile medical service EMSI. The...

Next-Generation Genomics, Precision Medicine to Top $100B

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The markets for next-generation genomic testing tools and precision medicine software and services will be worth more than $100 billion by 2022, according to a new series of market reports, propelled by breakthroughs in cancer care, big data...

AHA Debuts Cloud-Based Cardiac Precision Medicine Data Platform

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The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced the launch of its cloud-based precision medicine analytics platform, which will allow researchers to access large volumes of patient data on cardiovascular conditions and stroke. The Association...

Precision Medicine, Population Health Share Strategies and Goals

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Any organization that wants to have a hope of functioning smoothly divides its operations into distinct departments, each of which is in charge of a specific process.  Every member of the team contributes to the organization’s ultimate...

Point of Care Diagnostics Usher in Era of Personalized Medicine

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Even before the advent of value-based care, healthcare providers have always faced pressure to do more, do it better, and do it faster while using fewer resources and producing high quality results.  As reimbursement changes tighten the...

Google’s Machine Learning, Imaging Analytics Flag Breast Cancer

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A new approach to imaging analytics driven by machine learning algorithms can identify metastasized breast cancer with sensitivity rates that exceed other automated methods and even rival human pathologists, says a research paper published by...

Cancer Detection Company Gets $900M from Pharma, VC Investors

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GRAIL, Inc., a precision medicine and life sciences company aiming to develop new very early detection techniques for cancer, has attracted more than $900 million in investment capital from some of the most well-known names in pharmaceutical...

Are Clinical Trials Diverse Enough to Ensure Patient Safety?

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A new FDA report indicates that clinical trials may not be accurately representing real-world demographic patterns, leading to concerns that new drugs are not being accurately tested for patient safety and effectiveness.  Only 48 percent...

Machine Learning Predicts Leukemia Remission with 100% Accuracy

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Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have developed a machine learning algorithm that can correctly predict relapse rates for acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) with 90 percent accuracy – and remission rates 100...

Genomics, Clinical Decision Support Combo Cuts ED Visits by 42%

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Providers who combined genetic testing with a clinical decision support tool to treat home health patients using multiple medications were able to reduce hospital readmissions by 52 percent and cut ED visits by 42 percent, according to a study...

NIH Renames Precision Medicine Cohort, Urges Patient Engagement

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The newly unveiled All of Us Research Program, formally known as the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort, will help the NIH collect diverse patient data and foster patient engagement to support its million-member precision medicine biobank....

NIH Awards $21M to Precision Medicine Epilepsy Collaboration

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An international academic research consortium will use precision medicine strategies and a new $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further research into the development and treatment of epilepsy. The collaboration, spearheaded...

Precision Medicine Benefits Pediatric Cancer Care, Study Says

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Investigators at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center found that precision medicine can be used to diagnose genetic abnormalities and properly treat patients with pediatric brain cancers. By testing tumor samples,...

Northwell Health Launches Precision Medicine, Cancer Biobank

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Northwell Health and Indivumed are creating a new patient biobank to help expand opportunities for cancer research and the development of precision medicine therapies. In the three-year agreement announced in a press release this week, Northwell...

Cancer Research Orgs Release Big Data for Precision Medicine

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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is releasing more than 19,000 de-identified genomic records to further the international research community’s explorations into precision medicine.  The big data dump, which includes...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Partnerships Will Enhance Treatment

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The calendar year may be coming to its end, but the nation’s work on precision medicine is just getting started.  Spurred on by the continuing development of big data analytics techniques and pepped up by the landslide passage of the...

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