The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has established the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science to help to propel research in the precision medicine field. Endowed chairs are considered the gold standard in education. They also express the commitment the university has to the academic discipline at a high level. The endowed chair also ensures the continued progression and the support of the university. The endowed chair is named after a developer from New Brunswick, named Omar Boraie. Developer Omar Boraie has pledge $1.5 million to the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science (http://patch.com/new-jersey/newbrunswick/omar-boraie-chair-genomic-science-established-rutgers-cancer-institute) is a part of the University’s 18 chair challenge. The 18 Chair Challenge is a campaign that has anonymous donors pledging a $1.5 million match for each new chair, which will result in $3 million each.
Medical professionals are changing the approach on how they diagnose and treat cancer with the field of precision medicine and genomic science. With this field of medicine, it involves the treating and analyzing of cancer tumors on a genetic level. This allows oncologists to come up with individual therapies for their patients. President Barack Obama made a very important announcement during his State of the Union Address. He announced the launch of an initiative for precision medicine that will focus on a finding a cancer cure and a cure for other diseases.
According to the article published on NewsWise, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey was the first facility in the state of New Jersey to use genomic sequencing and precision medicine as an approach to caring for a patient. There has been some good news when it comes genomic sequencing. It has shown that it has been valuable when it comes to therapies for rare cancers. The scientists at the Rutgers University Cancer Institute of New Jersey are making advances in precision medicine. They are hoping that the financial pledges will allow them to do important work.