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From Bench to Bedside: How Precision Medicine is Changing the Future

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins recently gave a presentation at the annual Aspen Ideas Festival. In his talk, Dr. Collins highlights how the Precision Medicine Initiative pushes for methods opposite of the one-size-fits-all standard of disease treatment currently in use.

Jun 26, 2015

Type: News

Michigan Trials Take Cancer Fight to Cellular Level

The Detroit News recently published an article about efforts spurred by the Precision Medicine Initiative taking place at local hospitals and research laboratories. The article highlights clinical trials that target cancer in a new way. Dr. Barbara Conley of the National Cancer Institute is interviewed for the piece.

Jun 23, 2015

Type: News

Conquering Cancer: Personalized Medicine is the Future

The Huffington Post looks at the Precision Medicine Initiative through the lens of treating cancer. This blog post details how precision medicine focuses on treating each patient based on their genetic makeup and specific mutations in their body.

Jun 19, 2015

Type: News

Driving Innovation in Health Systems through an Apps-Based Information Economy

A recent commentary in Cell Systems examined how modern-day software applications will help put the Precision Medicine Initiative into practice.

Jun 11, 2015

Type: News

Cancer Trials are Changing. That Could Mean Faster Access to Better Drugs

The Washington Post examines a new model of cancer research, which focuses on precision medicine. Instead of finding drugs to treat cancers in specific organs, new trials seek to group patients together based on similar genetic mutations, regardless of cancer location.

Jun 01, 2015

Type: News

A New Way to Study Cancer and its Treatments

This article in the Washington Post details how the NCI-MATCH research study is a prime example of a shift toward precision medicine. The trial is designed to be more efficient, faster and better able to match drugs with patients that are most likely to benefit from them.

Jun 01, 2015

Type: News

Digital Health Data in a Million-Person Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort

May 28, 2015 - May 29, 2015

Venue: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

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Type: Events

The History of Medicine Will Seem Blunt and Random Compared to What’s Coming Next

Dr. Eric Green, director of NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute, gives five reasons we’re at a turning point with precision medicine and provides an overview of the Precision Medicine Initiative for this article in Business Insider.

May 20, 2015

Type: News

U.S. Introduces New DNA Standard for Ensuring Accuracy of Genetic Tests

The New York Times reports on recently released genetic testing standards by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. As the Precision Medicine Initiative gains momentum, standards in genetic testing are vital to ensure accurate diagnoses across varying laboratories and testing methods.

May 14, 2015

Type: News

How DNA Sequencing is Transforming the Hunt for New Drugs

An article by Reuters examines how pharmaceutical companies are using genome sequencing data to rapidly find new targets for drugs and therapies.

May 13, 2015

Type: News