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Precision Medicine

The Challenges & Considerations of Reporting Somatic Variants in Cancer

Industrial and “omic” scale mutational profiling of solid tumours are possible as a result of massively parallel sequencing technology. However, these clinical genomic testing capabilities have also brought myriad new biological, technical and operational challenges not encountered in monogenic disorder testing. All of this impacts the interpretation and reporting of somatic variants. As a testament to the nascency of this field, the first published consensus guidelines for interpretation of variants in cancer was only released in early 2017.

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Large-Scale Genetics Research: Q&A with Aris Baras

With genetic data making headlines, Aris Baras reflects on how genetic research can further advancements in medicine and delves into how his team’s work on large-scale approach is paving the way for new discoveries and enhanced patient care.

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Precision Medicine and Companion Diagnostics in Stroke Patients

A stroke is a clinical condition that could benefit greatly from personalized medicine. Strokes remain a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States, affecting over 800,000 adults annually, leaving many with a permanent disability. The current stroke population are approximately 195,000 recurrent strokes, which are often more severe, debilitating, and costly than first-time strokes.

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Immunotherapy for Malignant Mesothelioma

The current field of cancer research is seeing gains in almost every aspect of care, from the foundations of the disease to the development of successful treatment. With increased funding and attention to oncology care, immunotherapy and precision medicine are among the most promising patient-centred areas of current research and translational medicine.

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Precision Medicine in Rare Diseases

7% of the population will be affected by a rare disease at some point in their lives. In anticipation of the Precision Medicine & Biomarkers Leaders Summit: USA and in recognition of Rare Disease Day, we have collated some of the top articles on rare diseases and their treatments.

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Highlights From The 4th Global Precision Medicine & Biomarkers Leaders Summit

With just 3 months to go until the Precision Medicine & Biomarkers Leaders Summit: USA, we have taken some time to reflect on the Euopean Precision Medicine & Biomarkers Leaders Summit that took place in Munich in September. 

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The Future of Personalised Medicine, Companion Diagnostics & AI

It was a pleasure to welcome back Miro Venturi to the Global Precision & Biomarkers Leaders Summit, our keynote speaker who spoke on the future of personalised medicine and the interplay of diseases, information and technologies. After his presentation, we sat down with him to get more of an insight into his thoughts on the future.

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Honey Reddi on Liquid Biopsies and her Predictions for Precision Medicine

Honey Reddi, Clinical Laboratory Director at the Jackson Laboratory spoke at the 4th Global Precision Medicine and Biomarkers Leader Summit. She gives us an insight on liquid biopsies in the clinic and the effectiveness of current treatment.

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