Precision Medicine Projects

The pursuit of precision medicine is an inherently collaborative effort, requiring access to large data sets and to diverse technologies and expertise. One of the major goals of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine is to foster such collaborations by supporting demonstration projects that leverage the State's expansive and diverse research and clinical expertise and other resources from public and private partners, including high tech capabilities and patient engagement efforts.

In Fall 2015, CIAPM funded two groundbreaking demonstration projects that used state-of-the-art genomic analyses to better diagnose children with cancer and critically ill patients with infectious disease, respectively. Both projects were awarded supplemental funding in 2017.

In 2016, CIAPM launched an additional six demonstration projects that used mobile technology, cutting edge sequencing technology, integration of diverse data, advance image analysis and patient/ physician support tools to advance precision medicine in California. Additionally, two of the projects were awarded from 2017's supplemental RFP.

In 2018, CIAPM announced a third round of funding. The selected projects launched in Summer 2019 and address cancer disparities, specifically in Latinx communities.