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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in digital health and the changing dynamic between doctors and patients.

Topics on the show include

  • the emergence of personalized medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances in biopharmaceuticals
  • age related diseases and aging in place
  • using big data from wearables and sensors
  • transparency in the medical marketplace
  • challenges for connected health entrepreneurs

The audience includes researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, solution providers, students, journalists, and investors.

Apr 15, 2019

William Annett, CEO, OncoCyte discusses the exciting work the company is doing in the liquid biopsy space.  They have developed DetermaVu™ a liquid biopsy test for lung cancer, which studies show has the potential to detect the absence of cancer by analyzing a simple blood sample.  This technique allows individuals...


Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Hartmut Ehrlich, CEO of Abivax discusses the exciting new progress that this French biotechnology company has observed in clinical trials of their most advanced clinical drug candidate, ABX464.  Originally designed to treat HIV by reducing the viral reservoir, Abivax determined the molecule could also be...


Apr 1, 2019

Anna Landre is a Georgetown University sophomore who has a rare disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and is a wheelchair user.  In addition to being a full time student, Anna serves as Commissioner of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission where she advocates for people with disabilities and to improve accessibility on...


Mar 24, 2019

Graham Kelly, CEO, Noxopharm discusses the company's lead clinical asset, Veyonda, a first-in-class chemotherapy and radiation enhancer that has immuno-oncology properties.  Veyonda has potential utility across solid tumors and boosts the effect of radiation therapy 2-3x in cancer cells.  It has already shown positive...


Mar 19, 2019

Jani Tuomi, Co-Founder, imaware and Kelly O'Neill, author and rheumatoid arthritis warrior talk about how at-home blood testing can empower patients with vital information to inform their discussions with doctors.  Both talk about how easy self testing for rheumatoid arthritis is a smart way to follow up on early...