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Two researchers are developing a device to stabilize newborns being tested for meningitis. Another two are growing human tissue for post heart-attack repair. Others...
TAKING CONTROL: Sailing Heals takes cancer patients and their caregivers for a sail aboard the schooner Madeleine in Newport.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

For the very sick, sailing a chance to ‘refuel their souls’

Katelyn McSherry’s memories of her mother on the water stretch back to when she was growing up in Portsmouth.“Growing up, we always had a...

The Translator

With 25 years of research and treatment under his belt, medical oncologist and colorectal cancer specialist Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP (above), knows a...

Lifespan Cancer Institute among 6 groups studying digital symptom reporting benefit

PROVIDENCE – The Lifespan Cancer Institute is among six cancer programs nationally participating in the $9 million SIMPRO study investigating whether electronic reporting of...
ACTIONABLE DATA: From left, Niru Chennagiri, director of informatics at Medley Genomics, and Patrice Milos, CEO, review notes on genetic information at the company’s Providence office. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Medley Genomics looks to engineer cancer treatment, one tumor at a...

Innovative Companies | Biotechnology and Life SciencesWe’ve all heard of data analytics. But what if this data could be used to treat what may...
A bout with cancer strengthened Rhode Island Quality Institute President and CEO Laura Adams’ belief in a statewide health-information exchange and provided her a roadmap 
for how to improve it. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Insight can come in unexpected ways

Laura Adams | Rhode Island Quality Institute president & CEO“I’m sorry, it’s cancer.” I felt shock and dread. That’s impossible – I’m so healthy!...
FAST SEQUENCING: Dr. Anne S. De Groot, EpiVax Inc. CEO and chief strategy officer, says the Providence company has spent the past 20 years developing immunoinformatics tools. EpiVax spinoff EpiVax Oncology will use those tools along with fast sequencing to design cancer vaccines specific to individual patients. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Renowned vaccine researcher Dr. Anne S. De Groot is ready to...

In 1997, Dr. Anne S. De Groot founded EpiVax Inc. in ­Providence, backed by a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes...
GROWING THE INDUSTRY: ­Patrice M. Milos is president of Providence-based Medley Genomics, a precision health care company focusing on genomic mutations present in cancer cells. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pushing bounds of cancer research

After developing a 20-year career in precision health care at world-renowned pharmaceutical companies, including Cambridge, Mass.-based Helicos Biosciences and Claritas Genomics, Patrice M. Milos...
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