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Geisinger, Intermountain Recognized for Precision Medicine Efforts

March 19, 2019 - Intermountain Healthcare and Geisinger Health System have each received recognition for their work in advancing precision medicine and improving patient care. At Geisinger, researchers will receive a $3.1 million NIH grant to further the discovery of innovative approaches for early, genomics-based detection of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). ARVC is a...


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FDA, Flatiron Extend Real-World Evidence Research Partnership

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The FDA and Flatiron have announced a two-year extension of their Information Exchange and Data Transformation (INFORMED) Program partnership to leverage real-world evidence (RWE) and clinical trial data to improve outcomes for...

Medical Imaging, Machine Learning to Align in 10 Key Areas

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Medical imaging and machine learning are on a collision course that promises significant advancements in diagnostics and precision medicine, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. Advances in artificial intelligence and...

Dozens of Orgs Urge CMS to Keep Next-Gen Genetic Testing in Medicare

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More than 60 leading healthcare organizations representing patients, providers, and academic medical centers have called on CMS to revise its interpretation of the National Coverage Determination (NCD) for next-generation sequencing (NGS)...

FDA: Real-World Data, Machine Learning Critical for Clinical Trials

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Real-world data gathered directly from EHRs and other data sources, paired with advances in machine learning, will be crucial for architecting the next generation of successful clinical trials, says FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. In...

NIH Integrates Fitbit Data into “All of Us” Research Program

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Participants in the NIH All of Us research program can now volunteer their FitBit data to better inform the national population health research initiative. Digital health technologies, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as...

NorthShore to Add Genomic Data to Primary Care for 10K Patients

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Illinois-based NorthShore University HealthSystem is partnering with Color to bring genomic data into the decision-making process for primary care. The DNA10K initiative will engage more than 10,000 patients to integrate genomic testing...

Vanderbilt, GE Healthcare Partner for AI-Driven Immunotherapy

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and GE Healthcare have announced a new partnership aimed at applying artificial intelligence to developing immunotherapy for cancer patients. The five-year collaboration will create predictive...

Mount Sinai, Sanofi Partner on Precision Medicine for Asthma

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Mount Sinai Health System has launched a five-year, multisite study designed to advance precision medicine therapies for asthma patients. The collaborative effort, which includes Sema4 and Sanofi as partners, will follow nearly 1200 people...

FDA Recognizes Genomic Database to Advance Precision Medicine

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The FDA has formally recognized a public database containing genomic information, a significant step forward in driving the development of precision medicine and novel diagnostic technologies. The agency is recognizing the genetic variant...

NCI Supports Precision Medicine with Updated Clinical Trial Criteria

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has revised its clinical trial protocol template to expand eligibility criteria for cancer clinical trials. The updated criteria will allow patients with certain health conditions to participate in...

Precision Medicine Approach Reduces Heart Failure Mortality by 50%

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A precision medicine approach cut mortality rates for high-risk heart failure patients by 48 percent, and 30-day hospital readmissions by 25 percent, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart...

Harvard Medical School Gets $200M for Precision Medicine Research

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Harvard Medical School (HMS) has received a $200 million grant that will help accelerate precision medicine research, advance artificial intelligence, and increase scientific collaboration. The gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation,...

Effective Precision Medicine Requires Moving Beyond the EHR

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Electronic health records are not enough to support truly effective precision medicine at the point of care, said providers participating in a survey from KLAS research, but more targeted health IT tools are producing high rates of...

FDA Clears 23andMe Genetic Test for Medication Metabolism Variants

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Consumers will now be able to purchase an over-the-counter test to screen for genetic variants that may influence medication metabolism, the FDA has announced. The direct-to-consumer test from 23andMe is a first for the American market,...

Duke Engineering Establishes Big Data, Precision Medicine Center

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Duke University Pratt School of Engineering has established a new big data analytics center that will support global research to advance precision medicine. Launched last month, the Sherry and John Woo Center for Big Data and Precision...

Consumers Curious About AI, Genetic Testing for Precision Medicine

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Healthcare consumers are cautious but optimistic that emerging strategies like artificial intelligence and advanced genetic testing can lead to better care for cancer, according to a new survey from McKesson and Ipsos. The poll of more...

Amazon, APIs to Support Cloud Informatics Platform for Life Sciences

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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...

$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...

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