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Making personalized medicine a reality

Part of the High-Performance Analytics Series on the Business Analytics Knowledge Exchange

Genetic information is a perfect example of big data – a single sequencer can generate terabytes of data per week. How can researchers use it to speed the development of personalized medicine that promises to optimize health outcomes based on genetic information for each patient? By applying high-performance analytics.

High-performance analytics offer the possibility to analyze what treatment options are best for a particular patient based on their personal genetic makeup, rather than just comparisons to other patients similar to them. The ability to analyze big data extremely quickly means high-performance analytics could move personalized medicine research from the lab to the clinic so it could be used to drive individual treatments.

Stay tuned to hear how hotels and casinos can benefit from high-performance analytics in the next article in this series. Or read more now in this white paper.

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  1. Posted February 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    That is exactly what Medication Management Systems, Inc. (the spin-off from the Univ. of MN College of Pharmacy) will be able to do! They have the clinical data and exactly what the patients are taking (not claims data) soon to be paired with genetic data to build a huge prospective database to determine what genetic sequences and medications yield what types of clinical outcomes. SAS should partner with them!

    • Bryan Engle, SAS
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

      Fantastic to hear. That’s just the type of application that High-Performance Analytics will enable, especially as MMS begins to run models to determine the effectiveness of pharmaceutical interventions based on the patient’s genetic makeup. HPA will not only be able to handle the big data associated with these kinds of records (DNA + clinical data), but will enable model refinement at a rapid pace.

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