The Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science was founded to aid in research in precision medicine at the Rutgers Institute of New Jersey. Endowed chairs express a university’s commitment to an academic discipline and ensure its support and development. According to NJ Biz, the chair is named after Omar Boraie, the New Brunswick developer who pledged $1.5 million to support it.

Genomic science and precision medicine are changing the approach of medics towards cancer diagnosis and treatment. Rutgers Cancer Institute is one of the premier facilities in the country, and the only one in the state to use genomic sequencing as a precision medicine approach to patient care. Genomic sequencing has been developing therapies for intermittent cancers, poor prognoses, and ineffective treatment choices. Innovations in precision medicine increase the ability to classify tumours with similar characteristics but different genetics to expect improved patient results and determine customised cancer remedies. More of these can be found in the NewsWise website.

Mr Sam Boraie has played an integral part in making New Brunswick the Healthcare City. His support for genomic science will leave an enormous impact on studying cancer and its treatment.

Shridar Ganesan has also been named to the chair. Before joining the Cancer Institute in 2005, Dr. Ganesan was at Harvard Medical School’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Omar says that cancer is a collection of illnesses, each with unique features. Genomic enables grouping by changes in each cancer instead of determining cancer type by where it develops. The pledge is to boost clinical research to understand the biology of cancer to assist patients across countries treating even the most severe cases and providing hope to people living with cancer.

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is committed to refining the recognition, treatment, and care of cancer patients. It is an education centre for the prevention of cancer, which has received a lot of philanthropic support from Omar Boraie. Researchers at the Cancer Institute participate in the translational study, changing their findings into reality. The institute is affiliated to several hospitals across the state.