Curative Therapies

Vinod Khosla on network medicine: The role of primary care physicians will become more important

As AI provides better tools for diagnosis, Khosla believes the role of specialists and primary care doctors will change

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Pricing a cure? Experts debate how to ID the true value of 7-figure drugs

Who decides what a drug is worth? This question is central to determining whether and how our healthcare system pays for a new generation of five-, six-, and even seven-figure drugs that promise cures, or at least long-term remissions, for deadly or debilitating diseases. Discussion leaders at the Health Evolution Summit discussion “The Age of

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“Drug mortgages” may be the solution to fund million-dollar cures

Buying a six-figure therapy may require individuals to pay over time.

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Bending the cost curve by making diagnostic advances a priority

Diagnostics is the neglected stepchild of healthcare, but developments in genomics, microbiomics, and metabolomics could change that status, as long as the diagnostics industry can get a fourth “omics”—economics—working in its favor, said Sue Siegel, chief innovation officer and CEO of GE Ventures, and moderator of the the last session at the Health Evolution Summit,

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New approaches to diagnostics promise early detection, targeted therapies

How can innovative diagnostic tests prove their value in helping clinicians make treatment decisions? Regulators and payers must decide how they’re going to measure that value, and may have to abandon traditional clinical trial models, said panelists at the Health Evolution Summit panel discussion “Diagnostics Reimagined: Leading an Era of Prevention.” “The single largest opportunity

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How will the health care system pay for miracle cures?

A chief irony of the 21st-century U.S. health care financing system is that it struggles to pay for cures. The biopharma pipeline is full of promising gene and stem cell therapies and other innovative approaches that may eventually free us of cancer, diabetes, sickle cell disease, Alzheimer’s disease, blindness, and a host of other deadly

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