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The Big Data Explosion

“It isn’t all about the “omics” in precision medicine. Unless you have the clinical context that sits around these samples, then it’s actually of very limited value. What I mean by that is you need …

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The Clinical Utility of Precision Medicine

“I’m delighted that we have had a huge success in breast cancer and have moved to colon cancer and prostate cancer. We really just have to do better, though, before I would say, ‘we are …

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Precision Medicine in the Community Hospital Setting

“We need to optimize our SOPs at the beginning, we need to have transparency with our oncologists, and our pathologists, and the diagnostics labs all of this needs to be done, which is improvement upstream …

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Vision and Strategies for California’s Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine

“For precision medicine we are thinking beyond cancer, really thinking about the opportunity with asthma, obesity, diabetes, really broadly. That ends up bringing more types of data that we need to be thinking about interoperability.” …

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Precision Medicine and Infectious Disease

“The problem with precision medicine and sequencing a patient that has often been leveled at us is that you can’t do it fast. Are you going to sequence them and give me the results a …

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Caribbean Vacations and Quality of Life

“If you were just diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer of the squamous variety five years ago your life expectancy was 12 to 14 months, but here it is four years later and she still has …

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A New Definition of Cancer

“One of the things we also got is a new definition of cancer and that is the importance of genomics. We are moving cancer from an 1850s definition that involved histology, to a 21st century …

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To Prevent Displacement, Build Places

There are a lot of arguments about displacement in the Bay Area and whether the best strategy is to build more housing or to attempt to control what type of housing is built (e.g. affordable …

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Bay Area Connections Key to Economic Growth

Facebook has now become the fourth most valuable company in the world at $330 billion joining two Bay Area neighbors—Apple and Google’s parent company Alphabet—along with Microsoft at the peak of the economic mountain. The path …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The Bay Area’s economy continued to expand through the end of 2015. New labor market figures released today show California added 60,400 jobs in the final month of 2015, while the Bay Area added 9,500, …

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Micah Weinberg on Inside Silicon Valley with Russell Hancock

On Monday January 18, 2016, Institute President Micah Weinberg appeared as a guest speaker on Inside Silicon Valley, a radio program presented by Joint Venture Silicon Valley hosted by Russell Hancock. During the program — which …

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9th Annual Economic Forecast

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute held its 9th Annual Economic Forecast hosted by Accenture and presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on January 15th, 2016. Dr. John Williams, President of the …

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