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Precision Medicine Initiative

Precision Medicine Rises, Data Management Still a Barrier

March 9, 2018 - Precision medicine adoption is on the rise in healthcare organizations, with leaders interested in applying these initiatives to new disease areas with the help of additional data sources. Even so, many entities still lack the data management skills to implement precision medicine strategies. In a survey sponsored by Oracle and conducted by GenomeWeb, researchers found that the...


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NIH Calls for “All of Us” Population Health Research Proposals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Update: The NIH has extended the submission deadline from February 9 to February 23, 2018. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has put out an informal call for research proposals to harness its growing All of Us big data...

UCSC Cancer Research Awarded $500,000 Precision Medicine Grant

by Jessica Kent

The California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) has awarded a $500,000 state grant to the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute. Treehouse is the pediatric cancer research arm of the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

“All of Us” Precision Medicine Program Enters Beta Testing

by Jennifer Bresnick

The first beta test participants in the All of Us Research Program have started to contribute their personal health data to the nation-wide precision medicine program, says Director Eric Dishman. The program, previously known as the PMI...

FHIR Can Move Genomics from Prediction to Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

In just a few short decades, the field of genomics has expanded dramatically, transitioning from a specialized discipline of academic biology into a mainstay of clinical care at academic medical centers, dedicated precision medicine hubs,...

VA, DOE Launch Healthcare Big Data, Machine Learning Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Energy are launching their joint initiative to foster the development of healthcare big data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in order to support population...

ONC Highlights Its Precision Medicine Initiative Collaborations

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is alive and well at the Office of the National Coordinator, where partnerships with other key government agencies are laying the big data groundwork for more personalized care.  Collaborations...

NIH to Bring Precision Medicine Data Collection to Patient Homes

by Jennifer Bresnick

Thousands of volunteers for the All of Us precision medicine cohort won’t even have to leave the comfort of their living rooms when contributing data to the project thanks to a new NIH collaboration with mobile medical service...

NIH Renames Precision Medicine Cohort, Urges Patient Engagement

by Thomas Beaton

The newly unveiled All of Us Research Program, formally known as the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort, will help the NIH collect diverse patient data and foster patient engagement to support its million-member precision medicine...

21st Century Cures Act Clears Senate Hurdle on the Way to Vote

by Jennifer Bresnick

UPDATE: The Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a Wednesday afternoon vote with a 94-5 margin.  The legislation will now await President Obama's signature. Senators are finished debating the long, tangled list of...

21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine Set for House Vote

by Jennifer Bresnick

Lawmakers anticipating a tough landscape for innovation funding under a new Republican administration are doing their best to push a revamped version of the 21st Century Cures Act through the current Congress, and will bring the $6.3...

Precision Medicine Partnerships Foster Promises of Breakthroughs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine projects, partnerships, and collaborations are continuing to proliferate as providers, research organizations, and vendors look to capitalize on the growing enthusiasm for integrating genomics and personalized insights...

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