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
How Genomics Can Bring Precision to Care Transitions
In this first installment of a monthly column called “It Things in Healthcare IT,” Luis Castillo talks genomics and the potential impact on the patient transition process. At its core, genomics, or precision medicine, deals with sequencing each patient’s individual genome and using that information to supplement or even guide the care plan. Say a patient’s genome suggests that they would not respond well to a certain medication; the physician can deduce that information and go in another direction immediately so that the individual receives the care they need. Read more from Ensocare.
Sanovas Fortifies Arsenal of Precision Medicine Patents with Award of U.S. Patent for PhotoDynamic Therapy with Localized Delivery
Sanovas, Inc. (@SanovasInc), San Rafael, CA. U.S.A. and Suzhou, China, an internationally-recognized, privately-financed biomedical device development company, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued patent 10,029,115 for the company’s PhotoDynamic Therapy with Localized Delivery. This Patent builds upon its predecessor patent of the same name and the company’s patents related to Systems and Methods for the Treatment of Hypoxic Tumors with Localized Oxygenation.
All of Us Research Program
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Healthcare de Jure
Tune in to HealthcareNOW Radio weekdays 2pm, 10pm, and 6am ET for Healthcare de Jure (#HCdeJure). From public policies and Federal initiatives to privacy and security, join host Matt R. Fisher as he and his guests discuss a smorgasbord of topics, giving hospitals, physicians, vendors and patients a seat at the table. Matt’s virtual conversations can be listened to on demand or heard on air. So don’t miss a minute of what’s on the menu. This episode, Matt chats with Terry Macaleer, President US Operations, Orion Health about precision medicine and the use of data.
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.