Meet Patrick Soon-Shiong, The LA Billionaire Reinventing Your Health Care
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - You have been diagnosed with lung cancer.
There is a bewildering array of drugs, and combinations of drugs, that may shrink the tumor and prolong your life. Or they could make matters worse and give you terrible side effects.
In the past, this decision was mostly a crude guess, and it was often wrong.
Now, your doctor draws blood and tissue, sends the information to a medical Big Data center that, in seconds, sequences your entire genome and, more importantly, maps how the proteins and the cells in your body are translating your specific DNA mutation into tumor cells. Your doctor then accesses a secure global bank of cancer DNA