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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Dec. 2, 2016 | Archived Issues

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Daskivich Helps Lead Precision Medicine Study

Timothy Daskivich, MD

Timothy Daskivich, MD, assistant professor and director of Health Services Research in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery, has been named a co-investigator for a prostate cancer study funded by the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine. The study's goal is to create computer algorithms, using biomarker data, patient characteristics and tumor risk markers, to predict the effectiveness of various treatments for early-stage prostate cancer.

Daskivich is the Cedars-Sinai site director for the study, which is led by the University of California, Irvine, and funded by a $1.2 million grant. The other collaborators are UCLA, VA Long Beach Healthcare System and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Up to 600 patients from the five sites are expected to enroll in the two-year clinical study.

The study is one of six precision medicine projects recently funded by the state institute. Cedars-Sinai leads one of those projects, to design a system using remote monitoring to predict heart attacks and other cardiovascular events. Brennan M. Spiegel, MD, professor of Medicine and director of Cedars-Sinai Health Services Research, heads that study.