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MIT Works to Align Pharmaceutical Development, Public Health Needs

December 13, 2017 - A new project from the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation aims to align innovative pharmaceutical development with real-world patient care and public health needs.  The Learning Ecosystems for Accelerating Patient-Centered and Sustainable Innovation Project (LEAPS) within the New Drug Development Paradigms (NEWDIGS) Initiative will work to break down siloes between pharma...


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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...

Interest in Genetic Testing Brings Precision Medicine Challenges

by Jennifer Bresnick

Close to two-thirds of consumers would like to take part in genetic testing to better understand their health risks, according to a new survey from Wamberg Genomic Advisors, which could be both a boon and a bother for big data analytics and precision...

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...

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...

NIH Takes on Population Health Disparities with Social Epigenomics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The combination of precision medicine and population health management will help to reduce health disparities among underserved patients, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) believes. A new $26.2 million grant program, funded as part of the...

NIH, Pharma Orgs Launch $215M Precision Medicine, Cancer Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has partnered with 11 biopharmaceutical companies to launch a five-year, public-private research collaboration focused on enhancing precision medicine approaches to cancer care. The $215 million Partnership...

California Gov. Establishes Precision Medicine Advisory Committee

by Jennifer Bresnick

In an effort to tap the rich academic and research resources of his state, California Governor Jerry Brown has formed the new Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine, which will promote personalized approaches to patient...

Academia Dives into Precision Medicine, Big Data Collaborations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine and big data research partnerships are proliferating in academia as teaching hospitals, university researchers, health IT vendors, and dedicated laboratories combine forces to tackle cancer, genetic diseases, and chronic conditions....

Predictive Analytics, AI for Lyme Disease Gets $800K NSF Grant

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at UCLA and Claremont McKenna College will use a three-year, $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the application of predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and precision medicine to tick-borne...

FDA Asks for Input on Modernizing to Meet Public Health Needs

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA is urging healthcare stakeholders to provide input on how reshaping the agency’s complex regulations could better help the industry meet its most pressing public health needs, says Anna Abram, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning,...

NIH Grants UCSF $11.7M for Pediatric Precision Medicine Equity

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have received a four-year, $11.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pursue prenatal and pediatric precision medicine breakthroughs. The Program in Prenatal...

All of Us Precision Medicine Network Expands with $13.8M in Grants

by Jennifer Bresnick

The All of Us precision medicine initiative is continuing its steady growth with a new round of grants aimed at bolstering recruiting efforts and enrolling a diverse patient population in the large-scale genomic databank. The National Institutes...

Pharma, Tech Companies Set to Restructure Healthcare Big Data Market

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare big data market is set another in a long series of revolutions as life science, precision medicine, consumer technology, and “omics” companies start to infuse their influence into a rapidly changing analytics environment....

Senate Passes Pediatric Cancer Drug Development Expansion Bill

by Thomas Beaton

An update of PREA called the RACE for Children Act (RACE), which would expand the number of pediatric cancer drug treatments in development, passed the US Senate following House approval and heads to the President’s desk for signing. The...

Chan, Zuckerberg Donate $10M to UCSF Precision Medicine Lab

by Jennifer Bresnick

Dr. Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, have made a $10 million donation to one of the nation’s leading precision medicine research facilities at UC San Francisco. The UCSF Institute for Computational Health...

IBM Watson, Quest Launch Genomic Cognitive Computing Partnership

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson Health and Quest Diagnostics have announced a new partnership that will bring Watson’s cognitive computing and genomic sequencing capabilities to a larger number of patients nationwide. The launch of “IBM Watson Genomics...

“All of Us” Taps First Community Precision Medicine Partners

by Jennifer Bresnick

The “All of Us” precision medicine project is taking another step forward by naming the first set of community partners who will help recruit individuals to participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative’s biobanking program....

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