“EP193: The Data of 1 Million Americans, With Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCCP”
by Stacey Richter

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I heard John Nosta say the other day that in the future, we won’t be organ donors. There’ll be no need if we can do a little fancy genetic work and clone a kidney. What we’ll be is data donors instead. Today I’m talking about the All of Us Research Program with Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCCP, professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and 116th president of the National Medical Association, among her other credentials.

You can learn more by going to joinallofus.org, or visit their Twitter profile @allofusresearch, #joinallofus.


Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCCP, is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and is clinical professor, Department of Medicine and Medical Oncology, at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and associate director for diversity programs and director of the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Mitchell’s research in breast, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers and other GI malignancies involves new drug evaluation and chemotherapy, development of new therapeutic regimens, chemoradiation strategies for combined modality therapy, patient selection criteria, and supportive care for patients with gastrointestinal cancer. She has spent her medical career assisting individuals in medically underserved areas realize that changes in lifestyle can dramatically impact cancer care. Through her work, Dr. Mitchell has demonstrated the importance of community service and outreach, especially to individuals unable to obtain more conventional medical advice.

Dr. Mitchell holds leadership positions in the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), serves on the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Review Panel, the Cancer Investigations Review Committee, the Clinical Trials and Translational Research Advisory Committee, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils; is co-chair of the NCI Disparities Committee; and served on the NCI’s Blue Ribbon Panel. She was the 116th president of the National Medical Association. Dr. Mitchell is also a retired United States Air Force Brigadier General, having served in the Air National Guard.

You can learn more by going to joinallofus.org, or visit their Twitter profile @allofusresearch#joinallofus.

01:40 What All of Us is.
01:50 Learning about and understanding disease processes through precision medicine to create the largest, richest biomedical data set ever.
02:40 Why All of Us calls individuals participants, not patients.
03:25 Where the data for All of Us are coming from.
06:00 How All of Us can utilize data to pinpoint health issues in specific geographies.
07:20 How health systems can utilize geography-specific data to anticipate greater health population needs.
9:50 Is your ZIP code more important than your genetic code for certain disease processes?
10:30 Data sets vs studies.
12:50 Demographic data vs outcomes data, and what types of data All of Us is collecting.
13:55 How these data sets All of Us is collecting can benefit anyone interested in research and/or clinical trials.
16:00 Biobank vs data sets.
17:05 How Dr. Mitchell sees All of Us as enhancing and facilitating research.
22:20 The opportunities All of Us presents through its data sets.
24:00 Making medicine more individualized through All of Us.
26:15 You can learn more by going to joinallofus.org, or visit their Twitter profile @allofusresearch, #joinallofus.

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