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BRCA Public Database to Improve Risk Scoring, Cancer Care Decisions

January 14, 2019 - A global resource that contains information on thousands of inherited variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes is now publicly available, which will help facilitate risk scoring and accelerate innovative cancer research, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Available through a website and new smartphone app, the resource allows clinicians and researchers to review expert...


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MIT Targets Life Sciences with Clinical Trial Analytics Project

by Jessica Kent

The MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering (LFE) and Informa Pharma Intelligence have launched an initiative to provide timely and accurate estimates of the risks and benefits of clinical trials to the entire life sciences...

Vanderbilt, GE Healthcare Partner for AI-Driven Immunotherapy

by Jennifer Bresnick

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and GE Healthcare have announced a new partnership aimed at applying artificial intelligence to developing immunotherapy for cancer patients. The five-year collaboration will create predictive...

HHS Seeks Public Comment on Healthy People 2030 Initiative

by Jessica Kent

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a request for public comments on the objectives of its Healthy People 2030 initiative, a population health strategy focused on critical health promotion and disease...

Mount Sinai, Sanofi Partner on Precision Medicine for Asthma

by Jessica Kent

Mount Sinai Health System has launched a five-year, multisite study designed to advance precision medicine therapies for asthma patients. The collaborative effort, which includes Sema4 and Sanofi as partners, will follow nearly 1200 people...

FDA Recognizes Genomic Database to Advance Precision Medicine

by Jessica Kent

The FDA has formally recognized a public database containing genomic information, a significant step forward in driving the development of precision medicine and novel diagnostic technologies. The agency is recognizing the genetic variant...

NCI Supports Precision Medicine with Updated Clinical Trial Criteria

by Jessica Kent

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has revised its clinical trial protocol template to expand eligibility criteria for cancer clinical trials. The updated criteria will allow patients with certain health conditions to participate in...

NYU, Facebook Offer Dataset for MRI Artificial Intelligence Project

by Jessica Kent

NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology, in collaboration with Facebook AI Research (FAIR), are releasing a large-scale, open source MRI dataset as part of fastMRI, a project that aims to accelerate MRI scans using...

National Study to Show Value of Patient Navigators in Cancer Care

by Jessica Kent

The Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+) in collaboration with Chartis Oncology Solutions and the American Cancer Society will launch a national, multisite study to demonstrate the validity and reliability of patient...

Harvard Medical School Gets $200M for Precision Medicine Research

by Jessica Kent

Harvard Medical School (HMS) has received a $200 million grant that will help accelerate precision medicine research, advance artificial intelligence, and increase scientific collaboration. The gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation,...

FDA Launches App to Support Clinical Trials, Real-World Evidence Collection

by Jessica Kent

The FDA has introduced the new MyStudies app, which will collect real-world evidence through mobile devices and increase the diversity of information available for clinical trials and other healthcare research. After conducting a...

Duke Engineering Establishes Big Data, Precision Medicine Center

by Jessica Kent

Duke University Pratt School of Engineering has established a new big data analytics center that will support global research to advance precision medicine. Launched last month, the Sherry and John Woo Center for Big Data and Precision...

AMIA Urges Continued Development of National AI Research Plan

by Jessica Kent

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has expressed approval of the direction and goals of the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan and recommended that federal authorities continue in the...

Blockchain Key to Enhancing Clinical Research, Patient Data Sharing

by Jessica Kent

Blockchain may be the key to accelerating clinical research, according to a new report by Deloitte, due to the technology’s potential to streamline data sharing and enhance interoperability. Large volumes of high-quality patient...

Learning Health Systems, Big Data Key to Improving Outcomes

by Jessica Kent

Healthcare organizations looking to quickly translate research into best practices for clinical care should focus on transforming themselves into learning health systems that rely heavily on insights from big data analytics, says Peter...

Baylor Gets $6.3M NCI Grant for Racial, Ethnic Cancer Disparities Work

by Jessica Kent

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded $6.3 million to support researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in understanding the biological causes of racial and ethnic disparities in prostate and breast cancers. NCI states that...

$40M AHRQ, PCORI Grants Will Support a Learning Health System

by Jessica Kent

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) have awarded $40 million in grants to 11 learning health system (LHS) organizations to help advance patient-centered care...

Johns Hopkins Nursing Launches Chronic Disease Management Center

by Jessica Kent

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has launched a new center that aims to enhance research on chronic disease management and develop comprehensive care plans for patients with multiple chronic conditions. The new facility, called the...

$21M Grant to “All of Us” Orgs Will Support Precision Medicine Research

by Jessica Kent

The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $21 million to 46 community health centers to support their participation in NIH’s All of Us precision medicine research program. The grant will allow community...

PCORI Data Sharing Policy Supports Analytics, Health Data Exchange

by Jessica Kent

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved a new policy that will encourage data sharing among researchers with the goal of accelerating big data analytics and secure health information exchange. The new policy...

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