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Cleveland Clinic Sets Up New Biobank for Clinical, Genomic Research

May 25, 2018 - 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 biorepository will be a critical resource for our scientists. The ability to properly manage biological specimens and to compare diseased tissues side-by-side...


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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 cancers....

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 that...

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 innovation...

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 interventions...

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 Children’s...

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 specimens...

Research Consortium Expands Clinical Trial Access, Participation

by Jessica Kent

Geisinger is one of six regional health systems announcing the founding of Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium), a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand clinical trial access and participation for individuals...

Henry Ford to Apply Data Analytics to Pancreatic Cancer with $20M Gift

by Jennifer Bresnick

An anonymous $20 million donation to Henry Ford Health System will help the health system leverage big data analytics for the early detection and better treatment of pancreatic cancer. The Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center will focus on fostering...

Healthy Nevada Study Combines Genomics, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

A unique population health study in Nevada is combining genomic information from thousands of citizens with socioeconomic, environmental, and clinical data to develop insights into how lifestyle interacts with genetics. The Healthy Nevada Project,...

Can Social Media Aid Clinical Trial Recruitment, Disease Research?

by Jessica Kent

Using Facebook rather than traditional methods for clinical trial recruitment may save time and money, but could present patient data collection and demographic challenges, according to a study published in JMIR. To test the utility of social...

UMass Gets $5.5M Chan-Zuckerberg Grant for Healthcare AI Work

by Jessica Kent

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Data Science will partner with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) for an artificial intelligence project that will accelerate healthcare research and development. The partnership includes an...

ONC, NIH Pilot Adds Genomic Data Specifications to HL7 FHIR

by Jennifer Bresnick

HL7 FHIR is getting a precision medicine upgrade thanks to a partnership between the ONC and National Institutes of Health.  The Sync for Genes pilot program plans to support the integration of genomics into big data analytics and patient...

CMS Proposes Coverage for Next-Gen Precision Medicine Test

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine may be about to take a big leap forward as CMS considers covering the costs of a new, FDA-approved next-generation sequencing (NGS) test that can identify key biomarkers for certain cancers. The FoundationOne CDx (F1CDx) in...

AMA, Patient Groups Join “All of Us” Precision Medicine Outreach

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than a dozen professional societies and patient advocacy groups have signed up to promote participation in the national Precision Medicine Initiative’s All of Us research program, announced the National Institutes of Health (NIH)....

Geisinger Announces New National Precision Health Initiative

by Jennifer Bresnick

Geisinger Health System has announced the launch of its new National Precision Health Initiative, an effort to expand its brand’s already extensive influence in the realm of genomics, precision medicine, and data analytics. The program...

Gates Invests $50M in Big Data, Precision Medicine for Alzheimer’s

by Jennifer Bresnick

Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates is making an initial investment of $50 million from his personal fortune to accelerate precision medicine research into a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The gift to the Dementia Discovery Fund, a...

Eye Docs Looking for Big Data, Population Health Analytics Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and non-profit Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) are offering thousands of dollars in grant funding for research projects that leverage the IRIS Registry database to identify new approaches for eliminating...

NIH Awards $9M for Open Source, Cloud-Based Big Data Commons

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected twelve recipients of $9 million in grant funding to support the development of an open source, cloud-based data common for biomedical big data. The pilot phase of the NIH Data Commons will...

Machine Learning Identifies Ovarian Cancer with 91% Accuracy

by Jennifer Bresnick

Neural networks, a type of machine learning strategy, can predict a positive ovarian cancer diagnosis 91.3 percent of the time when analyzing a novel RNA biomarker, according to new research from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and...

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