6 Ways Big Data Is Driving Personalized Medicine Revolution - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
6 Ways Big Data Is Driving Personalized Medicine Revolution
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
pfretty494
100%
0%
pfretty494,
User Rank: Moderator
11/23/2015 | 12:54:00 PM
Opportunity doesn't just apply to medicine
This is a great example that any type of business can use to empower better customer engagement. The data is there, organizations just need to understand how to ask the right questions to learn more about their customers and identify opportunities to personalize when appropriate. Peter Fretty, Idg blogger for SAS
jrkreed
50%
50%
jrkreed,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/16/2015 | 11:18:21 AM
Anonymity
How do you identify 100 candidates with specific characteristics for a trial if the data is anonymous?
Broadway0474
50%
50%
Broadway0474,
User Rank: Ninja
11/13/2015 | 11:38:17 PM
Re: Personalised drug dosages too
David, that's an issue that got a lot of play a few years back. But you don't hear too much about it anymore. It's pretty darn nasty the level of chemical pollution in our water --- hormones, antiobiotics, painkillers, anti-depressants. You name it. What's worse, the pharma waste or the plastic waste? We're all being experimented on on a regular basis.
David Wagner
50%
50%
David Wagner,
User Rank: Strategist
11/13/2015 | 11:50:02 AM
Re: Personalised drug dosages too
@whoopty- you are right about the dosage. Doage should also help with antibiotic resistance and with drugs polluting our water supply. There are an amazing number of drugs in our water supply. 
David Wagner
50%
50%
David Wagner,
User Rank: Strategist
11/13/2015 | 11:47:48 AM
Re: A database as big as a planet
@gary_el- It should be a lot cheaper and easier at least for a while. The first thing I think will happen is that pharmaceuticals will probably go back to a lot of dead end drugs that seemed to work on one set of patients and not another to see why that was so. Could recoup a lot of money and save a lot of lives. In the end, though, once we grab a lot of the low hanging fruit, I think we'll be back to the usual brilliant science as the starting point.
Whoopty
50%
50%
Whoopty,
User Rank: Ninja
11/13/2015 | 7:29:04 AM
Personalised drug dosages too
It's really good to see personalised medication becoming the big advancement in 21st century medicine, as it makes a lot of sense. We all have vastly different bodies, so of course treatment won't work for everyone. However I'm also interested to see improvements in dosage with this sort of data tracking.

When I had my eyes lasered to improve my vision, they took a map of my eye and tailored the treatment to me, but when I get a prescription for some medication, it's the same that I'd get if I was a woman, or twice the size. Tailoring dosages could also help reduce side effects and improve effectiveness of medication I feel and I'd like to see more of it in the future.
Gary_EL
50%
50%
Gary_EL,
User Rank: Ninja
11/13/2015 | 4:05:17 AM
A database as big as a planet
Well, maybe not quite that big, but with Big Data sweeping up results, statistics, genomes and everything else, it's a whole new chapter in the story of statistics. Data and biological scientists can look for inferences and correlations over a vast universe of situations. The data they may look at need not even have been gathered for the purpose at hand. But it's there anyway, and it may be useful now.

This is akin to what's starting to happen in the Industrial Internet, where what might seem intractable in one jet engine might show a pattern if it happens to six out of one-hundred. Let's look and see what's different in those six, and then it'll be so much easier to find out why.

What's so striking here is you rather than starting out trying to solve a problem with pure, brilliant science, now you can start just looking over happenstance harvested by Big Data and crunched in supercomputers. Science's job will then be a lot simpler, faster and cheaper.


State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Commentary
Get Your Enterprise Ready for 5G
Mary E. Shacklett, Mary E. Shacklett,  1/14/2020
Commentary
Modern App Dev: An Enterprise Guide
Cathleen Gagne, Managing Editor, InformationWeek,  1/5/2020
Slideshows
9 Ways to Improve IT and Operational Efficiencies in 2020
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  1/2/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
The Cloud Gets Ready for the 20's
This IT Trend Report explores how cloud computing is being shaped for the next phase in its maturation. It will help enterprise IT decision makers and business leaders understand some of the key trends reflected emerging cloud concepts and technologies, and in enterprise cloud usage patterns. Get it today!
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll