In a bid to foster revolutionary research in the discipline of precision medicine at the New Jersey-based Rutgers Cancer Institute, the research institute has created Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science, http://patch.com/new-jersey/newbrunswick/omar-boraie-chair-genomic-science-established-rutgers-cancer-institute. Popularly recognized as gold standards in higher levels of learning, awarded Chairs express the dedication of an institution of higher learning to higher standards of academic disciplines. The chair has adopted the name of New Brunswick real estate mogul, Omar Boraie, who has pledged $1.5 million in support of Rutgers University’s chair. The University created Omar Boraie Chair as part of the 18 Chair Challenge campaign. Through this ‘challenge campaign,’ an anonymous donor will deal out $1.5 million to each of the 18 new chairs leading to a $3 million grant each.
Trends in genomic science
The discipline precision medicine and genomic science are revolutionizing how medical experts diagnose and treat cancer. It entails diagnosing and treating tumors at the level of genes, enabling oncologist to recommend personalized therapies for better results. In one of his State of the Union Address, former U.S. President, Mr. Obama, attested the national significance of precision medicine and opened a nationwide Precision Medicine Initiative. This initiative focuses on finding an effective cure for cancer as well as other autoimmune complications.
Rutgers Cancer Institute is advancing cancer research
While a couple of cancer centers are advancing cancer research by carrying out revolutionary gene sequencing on tumors, Rutgers University Cancer Institute was among the first research institutions in the U.S. and the only one in New Jersey to adopt genomic sequencing approach in delivering patient care. Genomic sequencing has allowed researchers to come up with unique therapies for individuals with poorer prognoses, limited treatment options, and rare cancers.
About New Jersey-based Rutgers Cancer Institute
Rutgers Cancer Institute is a subsidiary of The State University of New Jersey whose mission is to enhance the diagnosis, treatment, and personalized care of people with cancer. It also serves as an education center for cancer prevention.
About Omar Boraie
Omar Boraie is a top real estate investor, terrific entrepreneur, and devoted philanthropist. He is the founder of a New Brunswick development agency called Boraie Development. Through this development powerhouse, Omar has turned New Brunswick into a respected economic hub. The city has seen an increased influx of investors since the company started carrying out real estate development projects. Omar Boraie is an Egyptian native who relocated to New Brunswick with an objective of building a successful real estate empire.