Leading New Brunswick Developer Joins Elite in Genomic Research

For his contribution to the groundbreaking research conducted at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, leading New Brunswick developer Omar Boraie has been acknowledged with the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science. See, http://patch.com/new-jersey/newbrunswick/omar-boraie-chair-genomic-science-established-rutgers-cancer-institute.

The “18 Chairs”

According to a story published by NewsWise, this accolade is considered a higher education gold standard and the tribute illustrates commitment to an academic discipline, guaranteeing continued progression and support.

These chairs – part of the Rutgers University’s “18 Chair Challenge” – were established to recognize $1.5 million donations to match each of 18 new chairs that would result in $3 million endowments in the fields of genomic science and precision medicine.

Genomic Science

Precision medicine and genomic science is revolutionizing how the medical community is treating cancer diagnosis and treatment. The procedures involve analyzing tumors and tackling them on the genetic level. This allows oncologists to tailor specialized therapies. Rutgers Cancer Institute is one of the country’s first facilities to apply genomic sequencing to precision medicine. It has been instrumental in developing innovative therapies for rare cancers.

With advancements in precision medicine, there will be a greater utility for classifying cancers and determining better patient outcomes through individualized therapies.

Omar Boraie

After four decades, Omar Boraie is considered a visionary. His current project is a luxury, residential high rise on Somerset Street in New Brunswick. The 73 year old is founder, patriarch and president of Boraie Development LLC and sees the new project as another component of his dream to rebuild his beloved Jersey city in the same ways he witnessed in Europe as a young man.

Boraie has taken a great interest in the advances of precision medicine at Rutgers Cancer Institute. The developer has a background in chemistry. “Just as the anonymous donor for the ‘18 Chair Challenge’ encouraged others to come forward, I hope my family’s pledge will also inspire others to do the same.”

Boraie has been a consistent presence in the New Brunswick medical community. He was heavily involved in “Healthcare City” and many medical professionals believe his support of genomic science will have a significant influence on cancer patient treatment for generations to come.

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a network of hospitals across the state. The Rutgers Cancer Institute is one of the state of New Jersey’s first designated comprehensive cancer centers. They are involved in the most extensive research for treatment, detection and cancer patient care, as well as a primary educational resource for prevention.