Precision Medicine Under the Microscope
We are on the beat to find and report just what is happening now in Precision Medicine. Look for this on going report each month as we find articles, commentary, interviews, and events of interest on Precision Medicine. Read more posts on Precision Medicine and follow the hashtag #PrecisionMedicine.
The US National Library of Medicine says “although the term ‘precision medicine’ is relatively new, the concept has been a part of healthcare for many years. For example, a person who needs a blood transfusion is not given blood from a randomly selected donor; instead, the donor’s blood type is matched to the recipient to reduce the risk of complications. Although examples can be found in several areas of medicine, the role of precision medicine in day-to-day healthcare is relatively limited. Researchers hope that this approach will expand to many areas of health and healthcare in coming years.”
What is the difference between precision medicine and personalized medicine? What about pharmacogenomics?
According to the NIH US National Libarary of Medicine, National Research Council, there is a lot of overlap between the terms. Learn more.
Precision Medicine in Action
University of Arizona Cancer Center and Banner–University Medical Center Tucson Join the Precision Oncology Alliance Powered by Caris Life Sciences
Caris Life Sciences® (@carisls), an innovator in molecular science focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, announced that the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) and its clinical partner Banner – University Medical Center Tucson (Banner – UMC Tucson) have joined Caris’ Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA). They join other leading cancer centers to develop standards of care and best practices for the use of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more precise and effective.
Precision Medicine: Four Trends Make It Possible
Written by John D. Halamka, MD, MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Precision medicine stands to deeply transform healthcare by tailoring care precisely to the individual, taking into account such personal characteristics as ethnicity, local environmental exposures, immunization history, and more. This exacting approach to care will leverage big data, genomics, and increasing interoperability to help clinicians identify the most appropriate, cost-effective treatments, and even spot previously undetected causes of disease. Read more from Health Catalyst Insights.
— AllofUsResearch (@AllofUsResearch) August 7, 2018
Will Supercomputers Create Virtual Maps of Your Body in the Future? #DigitalTwin by Larry Smarr #PrecisionMedicine #ArtificialIntelligence @Caltech #Surgery https://t.co/1wfUeBikAU pic.twitter.com/vT04g0iZqX
— Dr. Thomas Wilckens (@Thomas_Wilckens) August 8, 2018
Join us at #CIMCON18 Sept. 12-13 – hear @manoliskellis @MIT share his team’s landmark research in using #Computational models #Epigenomics to uncover underlying causes, risks for #HeartDisease #obesity #Alzheimer’shttps://t.co/NP59r7uua7
— Mayo Clinic CIM (@MayoClinicCIM) July 31, 2018
Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC)
September 24-25, 2018
Duke University, Durham NC
PMWC 2018 Duke, the 15th installment of the conference, will spotlight the explosion of biomedical technologies, driving initiatives that enable the translation of precision medicine into direct improvements in health care.
4th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference
November 14-15 2018
Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
The 14th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference: Preparing for the New Possible will convene the world’s leading researchers, investors, industry executives, policy experts, payers, clinicians, and patient advocates to define the landscape and outlook for personalized medicine in science, business, and policy.
Precision Medicine Initiative
The National Library of Medicine also tells us the “Precision Medicine Initiative is a long-term research endeavor, involving the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and multiple other research centers, which aims to understand how a person’s genetics, environment, and lifestyle can help determine the best approach to prevent or treat disease.” The Initiative has both short and long term goals.
The Journal of Precision Medicine (@JournPrecMed)
The world’s first print publication to discuss the many key global issues surrounding this rapidly evolving landscape. It does so by connecting both ends of the life science continuum – the compelling discoveries being realized in molecular research with the critical needs of the patient in the clinical setting.
The Personalized Medicine Coalition (@permedcoalition)
PMC, representing innovators, scientists, patients, providers and payers, promotes the understanding and adoption of personalized medicine concepts, services and products to benefit patients and the health system.