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Precision Medicine Initiative Grows through Grant Funding

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The Precision Medicine Initiative has been making headlines as several research hospitals and healthcare experts have received development funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Late last week, both Vanderbilt University Medical...

Cognitive Computing Use Grows in Precision Medicine for Cancer

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While the national Precision Medicine Initiative and its private industry counterparts are not focused solely on the search for a cure for cancer, the strategies, tools, and technologies that comprise this multi-faceted effort are well-suited...

Why Sharing Cancer Big Data is Key to Personalized Medicine

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This week’s Cancer Moonshot Summit generated industry-wide excitement and plenty of good ideas about how to attack the multifaceted scourge of cancer, which will affect up to forty percent of people at some point during their lives. Stressing...

Cancer Moonshot Pushes “Urgency” of Precision Medicine Progress

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Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot project is building steam as hundreds of precision medicine experts, patient advocates, oncologists, cancer researchers, survivors, and caregivers convened today at the Moonshot Summit, held at...

Top 4 Emerging Tech Trends in Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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For most segments of the healthcare industry, big data analytics is still an evolving concept that hasn’t quite reached the mainstream of clinical care.  The prospect of integrating disparate sources of information into a multifaceted...

New Public-Private Precision Medicine Group Tackles Cancer

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The national Precision Medicine Initiative isn’t the only large-scale partnership forging ahead in the fight against cancer.  This week, four major academic medical centers, along with a pharmaceutical developer, announced a new collaborative...

Focus on Precision Medicine Treatments Grows in Hospitals

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Precision medicine is taking center stage in the healthcare, as researchers begin to uncover more information on its effectiveness, and more hospitals adopt a precision medicine focus in their treatment plans. A number of new studies and initiatives...

CancerLinQ Big Data Analytics a “Powerful Tool” for Oncology

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) isn’t the only one attempting to bring “learning” big data analytics capabilities to clinicians at the point of care, but they are among the most successful organizations focused...

Real World Evidence, Big Data Can Speed Clinical Innovation

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Well-designed and properly executed clinical trials are often used to gain the stamp of approval for new drugs, therapies, or guidelines, but the process of developing a new treatment protocol should not end with this initial study period. ...

Senate Committee Passes $34B NIH Budget for Precision Medicine

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The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee has passed an appropriations bill that would provide the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with $34 billion in 2017 in part to advance precision medicine...

NIH Launches Genomic Data Commons Supporting Cancer Moonshot

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The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) and Cancer Moonshot just took one large step forward with the launch of the Genomic Data Commons, according to a National Institutes of Health press release. The Genomic Data Commons (GDC), a data repository...

Mayo Gets $142M to Create Precision Medicine Initiative Biobank

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it will provide $142 million over five years to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to create the world’s largest biobank as part of the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort...

NIH Grants $11.6M for Precision Medicine, Care Disparities Work

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are helping to advance precision medicine and improve care disparities for racial and ethnic minority groups with a new five-year award. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Miami, and...

65% of Patients Unlikely to Volunteer for Clinical Research

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Patients may not be as excited about the precision medicine era as the clinical research community, reveals a new survey conducted for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in which just 35 percent of patients said they were likely to enroll...

Will Precision Medicine Create Healthcare “Data Dumpsters”?

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Many healthcare organizations have been luxuriating in their newfound ability to swim through enormous volumes of big data, but will they soon have to take to dumpster diving instead?  As the precision medicine community matures and continues...

FDA Outlines EHR Data Use Best Practices for Precision Medicine

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Even though the rapid advance of precision medicine has brought new sources of genomic and socioeconomic data into the research community, the electronic health record remains an invaluable tool for clinical trials and investigations.  EHRs...

How Will Internet of Things Devices Impact Precision Medicine?

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Big data in the healthcare industry continues to expand at a breakneck pace as EHR data, patient-generated health data, clinical trial results, and Internet of Things data all pour into the system at ever increasing volumes.  But the bigger...

Will Personalized Medicine Hit Its Stride Within Two Years?

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Two years may be all it will take for personalized medicine, also known as precision medicine, to achieve critical mass, according to a new report by SAP and Oxford Economics.  The big data analytics ecosystem is poised to mature to the...

FDA: Big Data Standards, Interoperability Needed for Analytics

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In the second installment of its blog series about the challenges of evidence generation, the FDA has encouraged stakeholders to establish a national platform for interoperability and data sharing standards, which would advance big data...

Sen. Alexander Teases “Most Important” Precision Medicine Bill

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The Senate HELP Committee (R-TN) is working on a piece of precision medicine legislation that may be the “most important bill Congress considers this year,” Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said in a press release this week, noting...

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