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Are Clinical Trials Diverse Enough to Ensure Patient Safety?

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A new FDA report indicates that clinical trials may not be accurately representing real-world demographic patterns, leading to concerns that new drugs are not being accurately tested for patient safety and effectiveness.  Only 48 percent...

Machine Learning Predicts Leukemia Remission with 100% Accuracy

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Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have developed a machine learning algorithm that can correctly predict relapse rates for acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) with 90 percent accuracy – and remission rates 100...

Genomics, Clinical Decision Support Combo Cuts ED Visits by 42%

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Providers who combined genetic testing with a clinical decision support tool to treat home health patients using multiple medications were able to reduce hospital readmissions by 52 percent and cut ED visits by 42 percent, according to a study...

NIH Renames Precision Medicine Cohort, Urges Patient Engagement

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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 biobank....

NIH Awards $21M to Precision Medicine Epilepsy Collaboration

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An international academic research consortium will use precision medicine strategies and a new $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further research into the development and treatment of epilepsy. The collaboration, spearheaded...

Precision Medicine Benefits Pediatric Cancer Care, Study Says

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Investigators at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center found that precision medicine can be used to diagnose genetic abnormalities and properly treat patients with pediatric brain cancers. By testing tumor samples,...

Northwell Health Launches Precision Medicine, Cancer Biobank

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Northwell Health and Indivumed are creating a new patient biobank to help expand opportunities for cancer research and the development of precision medicine therapies. In the three-year agreement announced in a press release this week, Northwell...

Cancer Research Orgs Release Big Data for Precision Medicine

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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is releasing more than 19,000 de-identified genomic records to further the international research community’s explorations into precision medicine.  The big data dump, which includes...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Partnerships Will Enhance Treatment

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The calendar year may be coming to its end, but the nation’s work on precision medicine is just getting started.  Spurred on by the continuing development of big data analytics techniques and pepped up by the landslide passage of the...

Penn Precision Medicine Accelerator Doles Out $525K in Grants

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The Penn Center for Precision Medicine (PCMP) Accelerator Fund has divided $525,000 between eight promising personalized medicine projects addressing topics such as neurodegenerative diseases, infection control, cancer, and genetic variants....

FDA Eager for Precision Medicine Under 21st Century Cures Act

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The FDA is ready and willing to get started on the precision medicine and drug innovation opportunities created by the 21st Century Cures Act, FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, said in a blog post. The legislation, signed into law by President...

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

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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 provisions...

Two Cancer Research Centers Form Personalized Medicine Alliance

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the independent City of Hope cancer and diabetes center have announced a new research alliance aimed at accelerating the development of personalized medicine and precision therapies for...

21st Century Cures Act Passes House, but Faces Senate Critics

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The 21st Century Cures Act passed a House vote by a wide margin Wednesday, and will head to the Senate for what may be a bit of a difficult fight to the President’s desk.  The bill, which provides the possibility of around $5 billion...

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

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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 billion...

Big Data Interoperability a Must for Precision Medicine Progress

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The United States healthcare system still has a long way to go before it develops the seamless health data interoperability required to take on the most pressing precision medicine challenges, including finding cures for cancer. According to...

American Heart Association Makes Moves for Precision Medicine

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The American Heart Association has launched a cloud-based health data marketplace for cardiovascular research in Precision Medicine, according to a press release. The repository will ideally help cardiovascular researchers access a breadth of...

IBM Watson, Mount Sinai Launch New Precision Medicine Projects

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Precision medicine partnerships are becoming all the rage as public and private healthcare organizations pool their expertise and resources to overcome the challenges of developing personalized treatments for cancer and other diseases. Some familiar...

CMS: Big Data Access Vital for Precision Medicine, Drug Pricing

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Skyrocketing drug prices, insufficient healthcare data transparency, and slugglish precision medicine innovation cycles are placing a significant strain on Medicare patients, many of whom are unable to access cutting-edge treatments and are struggling...

Precision Medicine Partnerships Foster Promises of Breakthroughs

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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 into...

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