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VA, DOD, NCI Partner for Precision Medicine Tumor Screening

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A new precision medicine partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will create the nation's first system that routinely screens tumors for gene and...

Despite Possibilities of Precision Medicine, Challenges Remain

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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?

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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

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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

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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...

Imaging Analytics: The First Step to Personalized Medicine

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Across the healthcare industry, there is a rising demand for personalized medicine, including the desire to have better access, visibility and insight into patient records. Everyone in the ecosystem – patients, doctors, hospitals, insurers...

Precision Medicine, Data Exchange, CDS on New ONC Leader’s Agenda

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Late last week, Dr. Vindell Washington stepped into the top spot of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) after Karen DeSalvo announced that she would be relinquishing the position to focus on other duties at HHS.  Washington, an...

UCSF Receives $85M NIH Grant for Precision Medicine Research

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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?

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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...

Google, Stanford Partner for Genomics, Precision Medicine Project

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Stanford Medicine and Google are teaming up to build Stanford’s Clinical Genomics Service, which aims to leverage big data to improve precision medicine and patient care. According to a Stanford press release, the medical system will be...

FHIR App Provides Precision Medicine Support at Point of Care

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Two of the most intriguing trends in healthcare may be able to work together to bring advanced clinical decision support directly to the point of care, suggest researchers who developed a FHIR-based precision medicine application that integrates...

NIH, 23andMe Crowdsource Precision Medicine Depression Study

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One of the most common mental health conditions in the world is getting the precision medicine treatment thanks to a unique public-private study using big data provided by 23andMe.  The home genetics testing provider, in conjunction with...

Even More Top Healthcare Big Data Analytics Buzzwords to Know

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The world of healthcare big data analytics is evolving at a blistering pace, and so is the language used to describe the latest projects, innovations, and achievements.  New terms are cropping up every day as developers, researchers, and...

VA Precision Medicine Databank Hits 500,000 Participants

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The Department of Veterans Affairs reached a significant precision medicine milestone this week when it added its 500,000th name to the enrollment logs of the Million Veteran Program (MVP).  The achievement officially makes the MVP the largest...

Academic Medical Orgs Leap into Precision Medicine Initiative

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The Precision Medicine Initiative is continuing to build steam as academic medical centers and medical schools line up for a flood of grant money – and a chance to be part of one of the largest concerted efforts to unlock the genetic code...

Cancer Moonshot Flags Basic Big Data Woes of Precision Medicine

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The Precision Medicine Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot may be generating enormous cross-industry enthusiasm, but the research community must address some of its most foundational systemic problems if it is going to successfully cure cancer,...

FDA Drafts Docs on Next-Gen Sequencing for Precision Medicine

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As part of its effort to advance precision medicine and genomics research, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has released two draft guidance documents that would implement regulatory processes for developing and using next-generation sequencing...

EHR Data Integrity Not Robust Enough for Clinical Trial Use

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EHR data is not strong enough to support research and clinical trials, says the American Medical Informatics Association. In a letter commenting on the FDA’s draft guidance on the use of EHR data in clinical trials and research, AMIA says...

Semantic Computing, Predictive Analytics Need Reliable Metadata

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As the healthcare industry reaches the saturation point of electronic health record adoption, and slowly moves past the pain of the implementation process, it may seem like the right time to stop thinking so much about hammering home basic data...

Global Precision Medicine Study Explores Genetics of Diabetes

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More than three hundred scientists in twenty-two countries around the world have collaborated on a global precision medicine effort to understand the genetic roots of Type 2 diabetes, using genomic big data from more than 100,000 patients. The...

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