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Precise with Mice

A collaboration between the Jackson Laboratory (JAX) and six academic centers has garnered a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health...

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Field Notes

A Conversation with Werner Verbiest

Werner Verbiest has spent the better part of the last 25 years in roles focused on designing better diagnostics for a range of diseases....

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The Hub

Waves of Precision Roll Into the Bay

Some life sciences clusters grow as a natural combination of academia and a critical mass of successful trailblazing companies. Others are built by intention...

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Cognoscienti

Personalized Health Care: Unlocking the Potential of Genomic and Precision Medicine

President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative has refocused national attention on the ability of genomics and other emerging technologies to provide a better understanding of...

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Are Payers Ready to Assess the Combined Value of Drugs with a Companion Diagnostic?

Targeted drugs that are tailored to biomarkers are most often developed or co-developed with a companion diagnostic to identify patients who are good responders....

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Precision Tools

Methods Towards Clinical Actionability of Next Generation Sequencing

Precision Medicine necessitates continuously measuring the certainty with which the right patient receives the right treatment at the right time. Common clinical presentations are...

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Precision Tools

Electronic Health Systems: Golden Mine for Precision Medicine?

Precision medicine is an emerging field whose relevance is destined to grow at a pace, that at least in part, depends on the concomitant...

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Precision Tools

Blood-Based Companion Diagnostics

Since the seminal reports of the utility of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in evaluating a cancer patient’s response to...

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Precision Tools

Epigenetic Therapies, Immune Therapies, and Anti-Angiogenic Therapies: The Triad of Oncology. Angiogenesis: Cause or effect?

Advances in technology have allowed medical providers to customize healthcare with medical decisions, practices, and therapeutics being tailored to the individual patient. Through the...

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Optimism and Purpose Drive Immune-Oncology Advances

It is, fair to say the field of immune-oncology is still in its infancy. But the concept of immune system activation as a means...

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Biotech Billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong Brings Multidisciplinary Approach To Answering Biology’s Most Basic Questions.

When you hear Soon-Shiong elucidate his vision of the future of healthcare and the development of new therapeutics, the holistic approach he intends to...

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What’s in a Name? The Evolution of “P-Medicine”

The current paradigm of modern healthcare is a reactive response to patient symptoms, subsequent diagnosis and corresponding treatment of the specific disease(s). This approach...