Challenges and Looking Ahead
The ability to target treatments would not be possible without data. However, data sets are useless until researchers like Dr. Walsh analyze them and determine how they can be applied to drug development.
“Data can inform so many aspects of medical research,” says Dr. Walsh. “For instance, how could we design new drug combinations? How could we improve clinical trial design? How could we look at each patient as an individual? Data can help us think through these questions and more.”
Looking forward, Dr. Walsh says she is excited for what’s to come, given the transformation of data’s role in biopharmaceutical research is only beginning, which underscores a bright future for medical innovation and, more importantly, patient outcomes.
“Personally, I’m excited about using more data to inform how we study disease and, ultimately, bring new cures to patients more quickly,” she says.