Omar Boraie Chair at Rutgers to Help Propel Groundbreaking Research

Making contributions to propel never-before-seen research when it comes to the field of cutting-edge medicine at the Rutgers Cancer Institute which is located in New Jersey. Omar Boraie was recently awarded a newly-appointed chair that was named in his honor. Named the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science, this endowed chair is considered the gold standard in higher education. It also expresses the commitment of a university to concentrate on an academic discipline at the highest levels to ensure its continued progression and support.

According to Yahoo.com, New Brunswick developer Omar Boraie was included in the 18 Chair Challenge, where an anonymous donor must match a $1.5 million support campaign at Rutgers University. The university formed 18 new chairs which included the New Jersey developer. The new Omar Boraie chair will help carve a new path for new discoveries in precision medicine and genomic science.

A Growing Field of Study

The field of genomic science and precision medicine has made profound changes on how professionals who work in the medical field approach how cancer is diagnosed and treated. This field is relatively new says the NY Times and involves tumor analysis and treatment using techniques that give doctors that opportunity to help patients at the genetic level. These analyses and treatments allow doctors to prescribe therapies that are individualized for each patient which result in better outcomes.

Rutgers at the Forefront

As one of the first medical treatment centers in the country as well as New Jersey to apply for genomic sequencing as a primary approach to patient care, Rutgers Cancer Institute remains a leader in performing advanced gene sequencing on tumors as a part of ongoing research at the university. For those who have rare cancer diseases or poor prognoses will highly benefit from this research. In addition, many people have treatment options which have been infected or limited, so genomic sequencing has been extremely helpful in finding unique therapies that were not available to patients with such circumstances in the past.

Recently Quoted on Newswise

In a recent article from Newswise (http://newswise.com/articles/omar-boraie-chair-in-genomic-science-established-at-rutgers-cancer-institute), Omar Boraie mentioned that physicians and scientists at Rutgers Cancer Institute are making huge advances precision medicine, especially for patients who are suffering from cancers that are no longer responsive. He also expressed that he is hopeful that the money he put forward will help others. In addition, he encouraged others to become an anonymous donor for the 18 Chair Challenge. He also hopes his family’s pledge to support the Rutgers Cancer Institute will inspire others to contribute as well. Boraie has been a long supporter of cancer research and this endowment furthers his vision to develop New Brunswick into a “Healthcare City”.

Reference: http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141230/NJBIZ01/141239989/the-visionary-omar-boraie-has-seen-the-potential-of-new-brunswick-for-four-decades