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.

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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Patient-centric leadership in cell & gene therapy.

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

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The invisible backbone: Part 1 (oncology)

Reimagining the oncology experience

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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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.

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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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.

Life Sciences blog

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

Biopharma’s journey: 4 data-driven success pillars

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

Biopharma’s journey: Finding data-driven success

Kingston Smith shares three "Horizons" for becoming a truly data-driven biopharma company.

Clinical decision support tools for oncology

Clinical decision support tools in oncology will fundamentally change the way cancer patients are treated.

Our leaders