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NCI, VA Partner to Increase Cancer Clinical Trial Access

July 13, 2018 - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) have partnered to increase veterans’ access to clinical trials of novel cancer treatments. The NCI and VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials Enrollment (NAVIGATE) will launch at 12 VA sites across the country to enhance veterans’ ability to participate in trials conducted by NCI’s...

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Alabama Recruits for Statewide Population Health, Genomics Program

by Jessica Kent

The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) has begun recruiting participants for its population health program that will use genomic analysis to predict disease. AGHI is a collaborative effort between the University of Alabama at Birmingh...

UPMC, UPitt Launch Genome Sequencing Center for Medical Research

by Jessica Kent

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the University of Pittsburgh have announced the creation of the UPMC Genome Center, an advanced genome sequencing facility that will enhance clinical diagnostics and support precision m...

AARP Invests $60M in Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease Research

by Jessica Kent

The AARP’s  Brain Health Fund will invest $60 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) to accelerate the development of innovative treatments for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, which have profound impacts on long-ter...

FDA: Drug Development Transparency Key for Precision Medicine

by Jessica Kent

New guidance from the FDA urges drug development stakeholders to be transparent with their data as a way to maintain high quality and foster patient-centered precision medicine.   Innovative, personalized treatments are being developed...

$28M in AHA Grant Funding Will Accelerate Cardiovascular Research

by Jessica Kent

The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded six institutions more than $28 million to establish research centers that will foster advancements in the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib). The awardees include Boston U...

DOE, NCI Developing AI, Big Data Tools to Advance Cancer Research

by Jessica Kent

The Department of Energy (DOE) together with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will pursue three pilot projects that will develop artificial intelligence, big data analytics capabilities, and predictive modeling to enhance cancer research...

93% of Clinical Trial Participants Comfortable with Data Sharing

by Jessica Kent

Ninety-three percent of clinical trial participants reported that they would be comfortable with data sharing, allowing universities and other non-profit organizations to access their information and accelerate discoveries, according to a r...

NIH Data Science Plan Aims to Boost Data Analytics, Access

by Jessica Kent

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released the final draft of its Strategic Plan for Data Science, which seeks to enhance biomedical research by boosting healthcare data analytics capabilities, data access, and data sharing. In or...

NIH Precision Medicine Clinical Trial Releases New Findings

by Jessica Kent

The National Cancer Institute’s Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (NCI-MATCH) trial, the largest precision medicine trial of its kind, has released results from several sub-studies that could bring targeted treatments to patients ...

Broader Availability of Genetic Testing a Boon for Precision Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine is quickly moving out of the realm of science fiction and into the everyday routines of oncologists, neurologists, and other providers treating patients who may have had little hope just a few short years ago. While the c...

NIH Recommends Precision Medicine Approach to Treat Alzheimer’s

by Jessica Kent

Precision medicine, big data analytics, and stakeholder collaboration could improve treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, according to recommendations from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The ...

Anthem’s HealthCore Offers Big Data Access for Healthcare Analytics

by Jessica Kent

HealthCore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anthem, has announced that life sciences companies can now access its big data assets to leverage for analytics. The datasets longitudinal medical and pharmacy claims data from over 48 million indivi...

Cleveland Clinic Sets Up New Biobank for Clinical, Genomic Research

by Jessica Kent

Cleveland Clinic and Brooks Automation have announced a new biobank facility to enhance research on human tissue samples and improve clinical care for several conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and epilepsy. "This new biorepo...

Harvard, Cancer Orgs Unite to Accelerate Precision Medicine Research

by Jessica Kent

The Harvard Business School Kraft Precision Medicine Accelerator has announced that five leading cancer organizations will come together to share best practices, engage patients, and create synergies to advance precision medicine across can...

NIH Opens Up “All of Us” to Research Participants Nationwide

by Jessica Kent

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us precision medicine research program is now open to all individuals 18 and older nationwide, allowing participants across the country to contribute their data to a research resource t...

LG Health, Aspire Launch $300M AI, IoT, Precision Medicine Fund

by Jessica Kent

Aspire Universal has partnered with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health (LG Health) to introduce the Aspire Ventures Precision Medicine Fund (AVP), a $300 million initiative that will accelerate personalized device and medical practice i...

Top 12 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is ripe for some major changes.  From chronic diseases and cancer to radiology and risk assessment, there are nearly endless opportunities to leverage technology to deploy more precise, efficient, and impactful ...However, algorithm developers must be careful to account for the fact that disparate ethnic groups or residents of different regions may have unique physiologies and environmental factors that will influence the presentation of disease. &ld...“When we’re talking about integrating disparate data from across the healthcare system, integrating it, and generating an alert that would alert an ICU doctor to intervene early on – the aggregation of that data is not som...Using smartphones to collect images of eyes, skin lesions, wounds, infections, medications, or other subjects may be able to help underserved areas cope with a shortage of specialists while reducing the time-to-diagnosis for certain complai...

Genomic Medicine Initiatives Aid Undiagnosed Pediatric Patients

by Jessica Kent

Three pediatric medical centers have introduced genomic medicine initiatives aimed at accelerating diagnoses and treatment for children with unexplained illnesses. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital of Miami, in collaboration with Rady Chil...

Intermountain Launches Prospective Precision Medicine Study

by Jennifer Bresnick

Intermountain Healthcare is launching a new precision medicine project that will allow researchers to take a prospective view on the potential of genomic data. The PRECISE study allows for the collection of fresh-frozen tissue and blood spe...


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