"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.
It may be true that we have entered the age of personal genomics, but we have only just scratched the surface.
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.