Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Targeted, ‘Personalized’ Medicine

December 7, 2018 7:00 pm

By Dennis Thompson

Medical science has made tremendous advances in “personalized medicine” — drugs that fight cancer and other diseases by boosting the immune system or targeting specific genetic traits.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter benefited from one of these

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In Early Study, Rare Tumors Respond To Precision Therapy

October 20, 2017 7:56 pm

By: Bradley J. Fikes

Treatment of rare tumors can be improved with a “precision medicine” approach of matching treatment to the molecular profile of the cancers, according to a preliminary study from UC San Diego researchers.

Tumors stabilized, regressed … Read more

Precision Medicine Rapidly Being Incorporated Into Ovarian Cancer Care

September 22, 2017 7:32 pm

While precision medicine has been a modern go-to approach by physicians in various malignancies, it is demonstrating a particular benefit in ovarian cancer, especially using the method for clinical trial enrollment and in determining whether patients are eligible to receive … Read more

Precision Medicine: A New Era for Ovarian Cancer

September 6, 2017 4:46 pm

By: Laura L. Holman, MD, MS

We’ve come a long way in treating ovarian cancer. This treatment has historically consisted of debulking surgery for nearly every patient, but it is evolving to become more informed and precise. Diagnostic laparoscopy, for … Read more

This Isn’t Your Grandmother’s Ovarian Cancer

June 7, 2017 6:34 pm

By: Hillary Theakston, Executive Director of The Clearity Foundation

In May, for the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a cancer drug for patients whose tumors are defined by a specific genetic feature (biomarker), rather than by … Read more

California Precision Medicine Initiative Unveils $7.2M Funding Opportunity

July 26, 2016 2:40 am

The University of California, San Francisco announced last week that the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) will provide $7.2 million in new funding to support to new precision medicine research projects.

The CIAPM was established in 2015 with … Read more

An Overview of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative

July 14, 2016 6:08 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

Nearly everyone has heard the term Precision Medicine. However most of us have only a shallow understanding of what precision medicine means. To fully understand, go to the government web site and read the President’s initiative in … Read more

Clearity’s Precision Medicine Symposium Demonstrates Sea Change in Personalized Ovarian Cancer Treatment

May 2, 2016 8:38 pm

By: Cory Bentley, PhD

The Society for Gynecological Oncology (SGO) Meeting this March in San Diego brought together physicians and scientists from all over the world to share the latest research, treatments, and thinking in gynecological cancers including ovarian. Clearity … Read more