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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...

Penn Precision Medicine Accelerator Doles Out $525K in Grants

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The Penn Center for Precision Medicine (PCMP) Accelerator Fund has divided $525,000 between eight promising personalized medicine projects addressing topics such as neurodegenerative diseases, infection control, cancer, and genetic variants....

FDA Eager for Precision Medicine Under 21st Century Cures Act

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The FDA is ready and willing to get started on the precision medicine and drug innovation opportunities created by the 21st Century Cures Act, FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, said in a blog post. The legislation, signed into law by President...

21st Century Cures Act Clears Senate Hurdle on the Way to Vote

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UPDATE: The Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a Wednesday afternoon vote with a 94-5 margin.  The legislation will now await President Obama's signature. Senators are finished debating the long, tangled list of provisions...

Two Cancer Research Centers Form Personalized Medicine Alliance

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the independent City of Hope cancer and diabetes center have announced a new research alliance aimed at accelerating the development of personalized medicine and precision therapies for...

21st Century Cures Act Passes House, but Faces Senate Critics

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The 21st Century Cures Act passed a House vote by a wide margin Wednesday, and will head to the Senate for what may be a bit of a difficult fight to the President’s desk.  The bill, which provides the possibility of around $5 billion...

21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine Set for House Vote

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Lawmakers anticipating a tough landscape for innovation funding under a new Republican administration are doing their best to push a revamped version of the 21st Century Cures Act through the current Congress, and will bring the $6.3 billion...

Big Data Interoperability a Must for Precision Medicine Progress

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The United States healthcare system still has a long way to go before it develops the seamless health data interoperability required to take on the most pressing precision medicine challenges, including finding cures for cancer. According to...

American Heart Association Makes Moves for Precision Medicine

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The American Heart Association has launched a cloud-based health data marketplace for cardiovascular research in Precision Medicine, according to a press release. The repository will ideally help cardiovascular researchers access a breadth of...

IBM Watson, Mount Sinai Launch New Precision Medicine Projects

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Precision medicine partnerships are becoming all the rage as public and private healthcare organizations pool their expertise and resources to overcome the challenges of developing personalized treatments for cancer and other diseases. Some familiar...

CMS: Big Data Access Vital for Precision Medicine, Drug Pricing

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Skyrocketing drug prices, insufficient healthcare data transparency, and slugglish precision medicine innovation cycles are placing a significant strain on Medicare patients, many of whom are unable to access cutting-edge treatments and are struggling...

Precision Medicine Partnerships Foster Promises of Breakthroughs

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Precision medicine projects, partnerships, and collaborations are continuing to proliferate as providers, research organizations, and vendors look to capitalize on the growing enthusiasm for integrating genomics and personalized insights into...

API-Based Genomics Databank Facilitates Personalized Medicine

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Genomic testing is becoming an increasingly common starting place for the development of personalized medicine treatments for patients with a variety of hard-to-treat diseases, especially cancer, but organizations often struggle with interpreting...

CancerLinQ Data Lake Gathers Electronic Records of 1M Patients

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The CancerLinQ initiative now boasts electronic health data from one million cancer patients, adding to the platform’s ability to help oncologists across the nation improve their quality of care. The project, founded in 2013 under the auspices...

FDA, Europe Team up for Precision Medicine, Patient Engagement

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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

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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...

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

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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

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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...

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