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August 3, 2016

In order to benefit from the latest advances in precision medicine, Himisha Beltran, M.D., has to subject her prostate cancer patients to invasive biopsies that can be painful, expensive, difficult to perform, and not always feasible.

But she is hoping to harness new genomic sequencing technologies to track tumor activity from a simple blood draw, and a $1 million grant from the Prostate Cancer Foundation may help make the dream a clinical reality.

July 21, 2016
A powerful next-generation genome-sequencing test developed at Weill Cornell Medicine can detect mutations that guide precision cancer treatment with over 95 percent accuracy, according to new research. The scientists say their findings, published July 20 in NPJ Genomic Medicine, validate the test, called Weill Cornell Medicine EXaCT-1, and demonstrate its feasibility in a clinical setting.
July 19, 2016

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Virtual reality is just not for the gaming world as doctors are using it to help treat cancer patients.

CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported the technology allows doctors to get inside a patient's cancer and pinpoint the cause.

July 15, 2016

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine have published a paper in the BioRxiv that describes the Precision Medicine Knowledgebase (PMKB), an online platform that offers access to clinical-grade tumor mutations, annotations, and interpretations identified in patient samples. 

July 15, 2016

Qatar now has its own population-specific genome resource after researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York and Qatar mapped the genomes of more than 1,000 Qatari nationals.

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