Articles and Publications

UC Collaboration Aims To Revolutionize Cancer Care
September 29, 2009

This article from the University of California describes the ATHENA Breast Health Network and the program’s efforts to screen 150,000 women in California for breast cancer and follow them for several decades. Read the full article.

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
Report to the President on U.S. Preparations for 2009-H1N1 Influenza

August 7, 2009

This PCAST Report reviews the full range of response options for minimizing negative impacts from a fall 2009-H1N1 epidemic and provides an integrated set of recommendations about how to think about hard issues and key policy decisions regarding the epidemic. Read the full report (PDF File).

Actualizing 21st Century Biomedicine
August 2009

This article, by Dr. Ken Buetow, Ph.D., Associate Director for Bioinformatics and Information Technology, National Cancer Institute, describes a “rapid-learning health system,” connected via electronic tools and infrastructure through which massive amounts of data can be aggregated and disseminated, paving the way to a new generation of personalized medicine. Read the full article (PDF File).

The Case for Personalized Medicine
May 2009

The 2009 edition of The Case sheds light on the demonstrated benefits of personalized medicine and describes the pathway for its widespread adoption to improve healthcare. Read the full report (PDF File).

Department of Health and Human Services
Personalized Heath Care: Pioneers, Partnerships, Progress report

November 2008

This report describes how The Personalized Health Care Initiative will improve the safety, quality and effectiveness of healthcare for every patient in the U.S. by using genomics to enable medicine to be tailored to each person’s needs. Read the full report (PDF File).

Department of Health and Human Services 2008 Report on Personalized Medicine
November 14, 2008

Secretary Leavitt and the Department of Health and Human Services released their 2008 Report on Personalized Medicine entitled, "Personalized Health Care: Pioneers, Partnerships, Progress." Read the full report.

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
Report for Personalized Medicine

September 2008

This PCAST Report lays the foundation for realizing important health care benefits from genomics-based molecular diagnostics, while providing a balanced assessment of the promise and current limitations of personalized medicine more broadly. Read the full report (PDF File).

NCI Cancer Bulletin
August 5, 2008

In the August issue of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Bulletin, Dr. Ken Buetow provided a guest update entitled, "Personalized Medicine – BIG Health" in which he announces the BIG Health Consortium. Read the full article.

BIO Show Daily
May 20, 2008

Dr. Ken Buetow introduces the Cancer Knowledge Cloud—a caGrid-supported platform enabling remote access to data, analytical tools, and computing power—and describes how initiatives, such as the BIG Health Consortium™ are digitally connecting the biomedical ecosystem. Read the full article (PDF File).

The Scientist
April 2008

Dr. Ken Buetow discusses how caBIG® was developed in response to an urgent need in cancer research to expedite the transformation of scientific findings into clinical solutions. By using caBIG® to put the right data in the right hands at the right time, physicians and researchers are working together to realize the promise of personalized medicine. Read the full article (PDF File).

Health Affairs
January 26, 2007

Lynn M. Etheredge discusses how private- and public-sector initiatives, using electronic health record (EHR) databases from millions of people, could rapidly advance the U.S. evidence base for clinical care. Read the full article (subscription required).