Thursday, March 31, 2016

Business of oncology

The fundamentals of how to treat a cancer patient are rapidly changing. In fact, one presenter stated, "by the year 2020 medical knowledge will double every two months!" Currently, immunotherapy treatments, which utilize complex precision medicine techniques, are becoming extremely popular and seemingly more effective at treating cancer. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a physician, surgeon, scientist and founder of NantHealth, spoke about the Cancer Moonshot 2020 program. This program ultimately aims to eliminate cancers with either a simple blood transfusion or three subcutaneous shots given in an outpatient setting that utilizes his novel Genomic Proteomic Sequencing test, which generates a person's entire molecular profile.
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