At the precision-medicine revolution rolls on:
Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, Stanford (Calif.) Cancer Institute, Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services and precision- medicine firm Syapse, in Palo Alto, Calif., have created the Oncology Precision Network.
This will let them share clinical, molecular and treatment data through an advanced software platform to help find breakthroughs in cancer care by leveraging previously untapped cancer data while preserving privacy and security.
The OPN will link aggregated data between these three big health systems, to provide clinicians with previously unavailable information.
“By aggregating all of our real patient experiences, we will rapidly expand our ability to learn how to choose the best targeted treatments for our cancer patients based on the molecular profile of their tumor and our informatics based research,” Jim Ford, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and Genetics at Stanford and director of Clinical Cancer Genomics at the Stanford Cancer Institute, told Becker’s Hospital Review.