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Jackson Lab's Forum on Healthcare Innovation

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Jackson Lab's Forum on Healthcare Innovation

“The Forum on Healthcare Innovation: Technology and the Future of Healthcare Delivery” was hosted by Jackson Laboratories in Farmington, CT on the UCONN Health campus on October 25-26, 2017. The conference was full of healthcare innovators and professionals and covered genetic testing (including direct-to-consumer), genomics, the microbiome, patient advocacy and healthcare technology. Check out some…

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Precision Medicine Sheds New Light on Lung Cancer Treatment

We once thought lung cancer, like many cancers, was one disease. We now know that if you examine the cells from a given lung tumor, many different mutations may be present. Therefore, the ‘molecular fingerprint’ of tumors differ and require different treatments. Within lung cancer, the two main subtypes include: small cell lung cancer, and…

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How Hugo Campos became a Healthcare Data Liberation Advocate

We recently interviewed Hugo Campos, a newly named White House Precision Medicine ‘Champion of Change,’ on his personal experience in the healthcare system and how he is working to shift ‘business as usual.’ Here’s what he had to say. Ellen T Matloff: You were one of nine people recently honored at the White House as a Precision…

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Jo Handelsman, Ph.D, Presents on the Precision Medicine Initiative

On Friday, July 10th, 2015 Jo Handelsman, Ph.D., the Associate Director for Science at the White House, presented on the Precision Medicine Initiative at Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT. President Obama launched the initiative, explaining, “I’m launching a new precision medicine initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and…

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Interview with Amy Gleason, COO of CareSync

We recently sat down with Amy Gleason, COO of CareSync and newly named White House Precision Medicine ‘Champion of Change’ to find out how she and her company are disrupting the healthcare system with a mix of technology and patient advocacy. Here’s what she had to say. Ellen T Matloff: You were one of nine people…

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21st Century Cures Act Passes House of Representative

On July 10, 2015 the House of Representatives approved the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6) with a vote of 344-77. This act will launch healthcare into the 21st century by “investing in science and medical innovation, incorporating the patient perspective, and modernizing clinical trials, to deliver better, faster cures to more patients and loved…

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