"If every patient has a different set of tumors, we can make a vaccine tailored to each patient."
And we will have many more results to report, especially about what happens after participants get their sequencing results back.
Everyone who smokes knows that they should quit in order to benefit their health, but what if you knew that your genetic profile made you less likely to suffer smoking-related health problems? Would you be less motivated to quit smoking?
We count everything that has happened this year as progress, knowing that working together leads to scientific breakthroughs and programs that ease patient suffering. For me, these successes not only help me shake off the blues, but they also fuel my hope that victory is imminent against this dreadful and frightening disease.
Big data has been a primary focus of change in the U.S. healthcare system. Small data, however, will drive even more change for individual patients and disrupt both the Internet of Things and physician's day to day clinical practice.
Advances in scientific discovery are converging with unparalleled policy and regulatory action for medical research. At FasterCures, we have surveyed the landscape and interviewed subject matter experts to come up with our recommendations of the top 10 issues to keep an eye on in 2016.
As I wrote in Too Big to Ignore, the era of Big Data and analytics is here. To this end, many colleges and universities are getting with the times.
Personalized cancer treatment is the future. Every person is different and each experience with cancer is unique. It's been almost 20 months since I received my second breast cancer diagnosis. Wanting to be there for my sons and husband is what helped me through it all. Just looking at my family fills my heart with love and pride.
I am excited about the new recommendations simply because they indirectly acknowledge a simple fact. We are all unique -- not one of us mirrors the chemistry, the biology, the genetics or the lifestyle of our sisters.
One day soon, DNA analysis may be as routine a part of a doctor's visit as a hearing check or a cholesterol test. While we aren't there yet, we're already seeing the impact of genomics in fields from cancer treatment to pharmacology.
• Wellness programs often evaluate employees solely on what actions they claim to have taken and for any specific activity
Imagine a world where treating cancer and other chronic diseases like diabetes is customized to your specific case? The possibilities of better treatments and even finding a cure is even closer with precision medicine and genomic testing
The power of epigenetic-based diagnostics and prognostics is exponentially growing with expanding medical research.
Stem cells offer great hope to treat a variety of diseases, but the strategy we are taking offers an alternative approach to regenerate organs. Specifically, we should look to the great potential of changing our own cells to repair damaged tissue.