Precision Medicine

Helping to realize data-driven, personalized care that treats patients based on their unique genomic characteristics across therapeutic areas.

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Our comprehensive survey of 1800 people in the US

Health and Life Sciences Experience Survey 2021

Precision medicine for better patient outcomes

We are rapidly moving towards individualized treatments and disease interventions that will change how we care for people around the world.

For years, patients diagnosed with a disease often received the same treatment. And for some people, that treatment worked. However, for others, it did not at all work – or only marginally or with serious side effects. This meant that, on average, only 50% of patients benefited from their treatment. With the mapping of the genome in combination with new, analytical scientific and technological advances, we can now develop personalized treatments for individuals or patient populations.

Huge advances in areas like cell and gene therapy, specifically in oncology and rare diseases are changing the treatment landscape. We conducted research to understand the key trends in precision oncology and how leaders are responding.

It’s our privilege to be working with the most progressive life sciences companies to bring precision medicine to people around the world.

Our cell and gene expertise

Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) is growing in the fight against cancer and other diseases. We help our clients address the patient, product and value chain for CGT which requires new and specialized sets of capabilities.


Working with clients in all three commercially approved CGT therapies.


Active clients in CGT globally.


We are helping clients across three areas: R&D, supply chain and patient engagement.

CAR-T cell therapy: Meet Emily Whitehead

Emily Whitehead was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 when she was just 5 years old. After relapsing twice, not responding to any treatments and ultimately facing hospice and weeks to live---her parents Tom and Kari pursued a highly experimental treatment called CAR-T-cell therapy. Emily became the first pediatric patient in the world to have this kind of treatment. CAR-T cell therapy means Emily’s T-cells were collected, genetically reprogrammed to recognize and attack the cancer cells in her body. Emily received her modified CAR-T-cells infused back into her blood. Even ten years later, she is cancer free and known throughout the world. We were fortunate enough to co-host Emily and her parents with The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research (NIBRT) and Avectas at an event at The Dock in Dublin. Watch our interview with Emily and her dad Tom.

Data drives adoption

Doctors treating cancer patients need excellent data to be comfortable with the decisions they make. The value is not bound up in the data itself but rather in the insights generated from large, combined datasets which help to predict patient outcomes and reduce the burden that cancer places on societies and health systems. High quality patient datasets are the foundation to bring precision oncology into clinical practice. To test the status quo, identify barriers to adoption and help unlock precision oncology’s full value, we surveyed 130 oncologists from the US and Europe.

Oncologists told us how they can benefit from sharing data, what kind of data they need and what will make the data truly useful for them. As a result of our research we created four essential steps necessary to capture the full potential of precision oncology.

The future is now: Driving precision oncology with data

The Future is Now: Driving Precision Oncology with Data | Accenture

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Enabling next-gen Cell & Gene Therapies

The potential of precision medicine

Precision medicine holds great promise for reshaping the way we treat cancer, yet research shows that there are hurdles before realizing its full potential.


For the most expensive precision medicine today.1


New cancer drugs are currently in late-stage development, and over 90% of these are targeted therapies.2


Increase in the number of active agents in the global immuno-oncology pipeline.3

What we do

We bring capabilities from early research through full commercialization in combination with deep technology and digital expertise to help our clients deliver personalized healthcare to their patients.

Growth services

Bringing our deep precision medicine expertise to help clients design and build drug development for shifting manufacturing and commercial operations.

Experience and service strategy and design

Shaping and designing industry-leading patient and healthcare professional experiences and services with our business service design arm Fjord.

Advanced analytics

Leveraging our data science expertise: accelerate R&D, enable clinically relevant biomarkers, action patient care analytics along their lifespan.

Data and platform strategies

Aggregating, analyzing and actioning patient data and insight from across their healthcare and everyday experience using architectures and platforms, including INTIENT.

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Accelerating the culture cure

Advancements in cell and gene therapy

What we think

Case studies

Accenture helped a biopharma company implement a patient-centered platform to manage the delivery of a personalized gene therapy solution.

With data integration provided by Accenture, Roche's NAVIFY® Tumor Board is changing the way tumor board meetings are organized and conducted.

A biopharmaceutical company collaborates with Accenture to navigate a complex FDA submission for an innovative cell therapy.

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Cyber resiliency in cell and gene therapy

CGTs have not only changed the game for modern medicine, but they have also dramatically changed the case for cyber resiliency.

Time to rethink shoe-horning cell and gene therapies

Development and commercialization of cell and gene therapy requires embracing a shift in the traditional biopharmaceutical business model.

Part 1: How cell and gene therapy is transforming healthcare

First in a two-part series on overcoming challenges in cell and gene therapy.

Part 2: How cell and gene therapy is transforming healthcare

Second in a two-part series on overcoming challenges in cell and gene therapy.

Accenture puts data science to work for pediatric leukemia research

This approach aims to enable pediatric oncology physicians and researchers to better analyze patient data, with the potential to improve precision medicine.

Voices of Life Sciences

Life Sciences consultants weigh in on how pharma, biotech, medtech and consumer health companies can improve patient outcomes.

Digital Health: Put the care back in healthcare

Accenture's Ted Boyle explores how healthcare industries can put the care back in healthcare.

Biopharma’s journey: 4 data-driven success pillars

Kingston Smith explores four pillars critical for biopharma companies to become truly data-driven enterprises.

Our leaders

Frequently asked questions

New Science and Precision Medicine are closely linked. New Science is a dynamic combination of the best in science and health technology that is projected to drive 61 percent of biopharma revenues until 2026, representing 81% of anticipated industry revenue growth. Precision Medicine has grown with the mapping of the genome to drive the development of personalized treatments for individuals or patient populations. Both work in combination with new, analytical scientific and technological advances to positively impact the biopharma business and help deliver better health outcomes. Discoveries are being made and tested in the cloud. Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms are digesting data lakes and helping drive new discoveries, speed development and provide smarter care. Accelerated development in cell and gene therapies (CGT) is causing a fundamental shift in the traditional biopharmaceutical business model. Both represent a medical revolution.

New Science is driving exceptional growth across multiple therapeutic areas, but primarily in oncology. The one-size-fits-all cancer treatment approach has been replaced by personalized precision medicine. Standard cancer therapies are ineffective in over 75% of patients. One of the highest therapy failure rates for all diseases. Precision oncology is designed to change that.

One of the most exciting areas of innovation in medicine today is in the Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) sector, with many therapies already changing the industry and patients’ lives. CGT is increasingly being viewed as a superior therapy for life-threatening illnesses such as cancer—and in a growing number of indications, it is being used as a first-line therapeutic approach with the potential to cure diseases entirely. While the science that supports CGT is complex, in the simplest of terms, CGT treats the underlying causes of disease by modifying an individual’s cells and/or genes, typically externally, and re-introducing them to the patient to treat the disease.

As demand for cell and gene therapies increases so does the demand for clinical trials. Industry leaders are focused on technology innovations, but struggle to find a holistic solution. While off-the-shelf digital solutions exist, they are typically focused on fragments of the overall process. As a result, they resort to the creation of bespoke solutions that create redundancies in the system. INTIENT Unify Cell & Gene connects stakeholders across the value chain, enabling manufacturers, supply chain partners and Healthcare Providers (HCPs) to work in a harmonized, standardized way.