A new supercomputer-based network will allow doctors to use genomic sequencing to speed cancer treatment and could increase survival chances for patients, its creator, billionaire healthcare businessman Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong, said on Tuesday.
A group of technology and healthcare companies have formed the superhighway that will accelerate the time for genetic analysis of a patient's tumor to 47 seconds from eight to 10 weeks now, Soon-Shiong said in a press release.
The idea of matching a cancer to the most effective treatment, by determining the tumor's DNA profile, has been a dream for more than a decade. Some experts remain skeptical, however, that faster information will save lives.
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