We have more access than ever to information about the human genome. Why haven't reached the point of precision medicine for cancer yet?
Could physicians personalize cancer therapies the same way Netflix personalizes your movie recommendations with a matrix factorization algorithm? Just as tools from computer science can be adapted to both movie recommendations and cancer, the future generation of computational scientists will adopt prediction tools from an array of fields for precision medicine.
Across 600 cities worldwide, thousands of scientists took to the streets on Saturday along with students and research advocates in this past weekend's March for Science.
And it wasn't just the science community who marched: "I think it's been made clear by the government that they want to make a lot of cutting of science funding. Cancer research saved my life five years ago," said Pam Haddad, a social worker from Pennsylvania. "It's important to show solidarity. If one person shows up, no one pays attention. But if we all come, they can't ignore us."
A new study confirms that tumor size changes the body's immune response—smaller tumors mean less immune change is needed to make a clinical difference.
Researchers have found a new way to predict which patients will have an immune response to treatment, however small, and hope it’ll give clinicians a way to strike while the iron is hot with combination therapies that might improve outcomes. Stat got a few questions in with microbiologist John Wherry of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the authors of the recently published abstract.
Sometimes we make things too complicated. Physicians just want to be paid well for the work they do.
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What does it all mean? We have a long way to go in the move to value-based care. Check out more at the always insightful MACRA Monday feature.