Precision Medicine

Sagittal MRI with contrast of a glioblastoma. Photo via ChristarasA

By Bernie Monegain 11:33 am October 16, 2017
Researchers identify biomarker for progression and drug response to glioblastoma.
Predictive analytics in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 09:29 am October 16, 2017
Using big data to find incidents of medication nonadherence – and using it to tailor patient interventions  – is a key component to population health, says Harvard's Niteesh Choudhry.
NIH cancer immunotherapy work

Aerial photograph from the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center on the National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland campus. Photo via Wikipedia

By Bernie Monegain 01:01 pm October 13, 2017
The Partnership for Accelerating Cancer Therapies - PACT - is a five-year, $215 million collaboration and part of the Cancer Moonshot.
EHR vendors and CHR
By Tom Sullivan 11:00 am October 13, 2017
Cerner, athenahealth and eClinicalWorks said they are incorporating new data types, such as social determinants, population health and precision medicine to make EHRs more “comprehensive.”
blood test detects breast cancer
By Bernie Monegain 03:23 pm October 11, 2017
The goal is to show whether screening patients for the presence of circulating tumor DNA – known as ctDNA – can detect breast cancer using a blood draw.
EHRs genomic data
By Mike Miliard 10:46 am October 10, 2017
In some cases, more data is needed to draw conclusions, and in others, the tech just isn’t there yet, John Quackenbush, a computational biologist at Harvard's Dana Farber Cancer Institute, says.

Howard A. Fine, MD. Photo by John Abbott

By Bernie Monegain 01:53 pm October 09, 2017
Prestigious prize highlights promising new direction in brain cancer research at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.
LSU cancer precision medicine

Photo via LSU Health

By Bernie Monegain 01:28 pm October 09, 2017
Two centers will share a $2 million National Cancer Institute grant to study cancer health disparities.
Cher sues Soon-Shiong

Cher is suing Patrick Soon-Shiong. Photo via Twitter and Twitter

By Jessica Davis 11:31 am October 02, 2017
The legendary singer claims Soon-Shiong and other Altor board members hid the success of a promising cancer and AIDS/HIV drug.
gene editing and cellular therapies
By Mike Miliard 03:37 pm September 29, 2017
21st Century Cures Act is helping drive expansion in the cellular therapies, with the field valued at $25 billion.

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