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Cardinal Health Participates in $160 Million Investment into Precision Medicine Radiopharmaceutical R&D in Indianapolis

The nuclear medicine hub in Indiana will generate research, discovery, and evidence of the safety and efficacy of radiopharmaceuticals at a time when the FDA recently has approved two molecular imaging drugs for prostate cancer.

National Cancer Institute Awards Healthcare System $3.6 Million to Study Genetic Variations in Cancers

Researchers intend to use a “genome-first” approach that starts by analyzing the genetic information from the health system’s genomic collection studies. Three key takeaways are noted about this partnership.

Israeli Company Partners with Harvard Medical School to Set Up Israel’s First Precision Medicine Clinic

Two distinct entities will be created. The capabilities of the new US-Isaeli international partnership model are predicted to be a boon for oncologists and cancer therapeutics developers. It aims to untangle “medical mysteries in patients …”

Breaking Precision Medicine Treatment for Blindness Opens Possibility for Hospitals to Better Treat Congenital Diseases

The precision medicine finding that congenital blindness can be treated with gene therapy “bodes well, efficacy-wise, for future cohorts in the treatment of this severe childhood-onset photoreceptor disease,” according to the authors’ conclusion. It also offers hope to others with congenital diseases.

Hospital System Increases Efficacy of Recognizing and Treating Cancer With Precision Medicine Partnership

Although Genomic Testing Cooperative’s agreement with New Jersey-based Hackensack Meridian Health is in its early stages, what is learned from the unique co-op model agreement will be useful for hospital and health system leaders who are evaluating precision medicine approaches.

Amazon Bets Big on Precision Medicine With New Service to Help Hospitals Manage Precision Medicine Data

A precision medicine initiative may involve large amounts of data. Amazon has unveiled a new biomedical data service that will help hospitals and health systems “ingest, store, query, and analyze their health data at scale.” What does it mean?

Otolaryngology Group’s Adoption of Pharmacogenomics Shows How Hospitals Can Integrate Precision Medicine

A San Francisco-based otolaryngology practice recently implemented genetic-based treatment offerings. Lessons learned here could be used to guide other practice or hospital leaders that are developing a precision medicine strategy.

COVID-19 Highlights the Benefits of Using Digital Twins When Providing Precision Medicine

James Glazier, PhD, is a professor of intelligent systems at the Indiana Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Dr. Glazier is uncovering new potential in the concept of “digital twins.” His findings were published in Science. What are digital twins and why are they becoming important for precision medicine?

Personalized Medicine Discovery May Improve Hospitals’ Sepsis Outcomes

German-based diagnostics company identifies biomarkers that could help reduce sepsis costs, suggests basing a precision medicine initiative in the hospital ICU.

Hospital Pharmacies May Soon Be Able to Use 3D Printers to Make Customized, Patient-Specific Medications

New precision medicine breakthrough will enable 3D printing of medications that are personalized to a specific patient’s needs. Early adopters of precision medicine may find value in this new strategy that is focused on medication management.