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Amazon, APIs to Support Cloud Informatics Platform for Life Sciences

September 18, 2018 - Amazon Web Services (AWS), Accenture, and Merck have announced a collaboration to create a cloud-based informatics research platform to support advances in the life sciences. The project will accelerate drug development by improving efficiency and innovation in the early stages of the development process, the companies said in a press release.  Researchers will have access to new...


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

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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...

Machine Learning, Genomics Predict Risk of Aortic Aneurysm

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The combination of machine learning tools and genomic data can help predict the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), one of the most frequently fatal heart conditions - and one that is most often diagnosed only after a patient’s...

Precision Medicine Researchers Identify New Alzheimer’s Genes

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Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, in collaboration with scientists from the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), have discovered new genes that could contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s...

Georgetown Offers Brain Cancer Data for Precision Medicine Research

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Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center will now make its collection of brain cancer data freely available to precision medicine researchers worldwide. The dataset, called the REpository for Molecular BRAin Neoplasia DaTa...

How to Bring Precision Medicine into Routine Clinical Care

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Precision medicine has taken the healthcare industry by storm in recent years, offering the promise of more individualized treatments, improved patient outcomes, and a deeper understanding of genetic conditions and rare...

VA, IBM Watson Extend AI, Genomics Partnership for Cancer Care

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The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and IBM Watson Health have announced an extension of their partnership to bring artificial intelligence and genomic analytics to cancer care. The VA’s precision oncology program primarily...

UPMC, UPitt Launch Genome Sequencing Center for Medical Research

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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...

NCI Studies Link Dozens of Genetic Variants to Cancer

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The discovery of genetic variants that are associated with cancer development could assist providers with identifying high-risk patients and crafting precision medicine therapies for oncology, according to new research funded by the...

Clinical Decision Support from Dana-Farber Powers Cancer Care

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Experts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are partnering with Royal Philips to provide improved clinical decision support for cancer care. The incredibly complex nature of cancer, coupled with its many available treatment options, has long...

FDA: Drug Development Transparency Key for Precision Medicine

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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...

WVU Genetic Test to Improve Lung Cancer Treatment

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Researchers at the West Virginia University (WVU) Cancer Institute are developing a genetic test that will improve treatment for patients with lung cancer and help physicians determine which patients will benefit from chemotherapy and...

NIH Precision Medicine Clinical Trial Releases New Findings

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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

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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...

NIH Recommends Precision Medicine Approach to Treat Alzheimer’s

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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...

Cleveland Clinic Sets Up New Biobank for Clinical, Genomic Research

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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...

Harvard, Cancer Orgs Unite to Accelerate Precision Medicine Research

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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...

Geisinger Adds Genomic Sequencing to Routine Clinical Care

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Geisinger Health System has announced that it will soon include genomic sequencing in routine clinical care in an effort to advance precision medicine and improve patient outcomes. “Understanding the genome warning signals of every...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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