publication date: Jun. 2, 2017

In Brief

CancerLinQ partners with FDA to study real-world use of newly approved cancer treatments

CancerLinQ LLC, an initiative of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, announced a long-term partnership with FDA that will rely on cancer patient information and big data analytics to examine the real-world use of emerging and newly approved cancer therapies.

Real-world data from will be used to grow the knowledge base about patterns of care across all cancer types and therapies, accelerate development of novel insights that might otherwise be challenging to obtain through standard research initiatives and data collection means.

Under the partnership, FDA and CancerLinQ will use CancerLinQ Discovery, a research and analytics platform that allows users to analyze real-world, aggregated, de-identified patient care data from oncology practices that participate in the CancerLinQ data-sharing program. The CancerLinQ network currently includes a growing number of patient records from nearly 90 oncology practices and institutions, making it among the largest and most robust sources of real-world evidence in oncology. 

“This collaboration addresses one of oncology’s central challenges – to quickly learn about the real-world impact of cancer therapies once a drug is approved,” said Clifford Hudis, CEO of ASCO and chairman of the CancerLinQ board of governors. “Until now, our learning about new treatments was hindered by the limited number of physicians and patients involved in traditional research and slowed significantly when formal clinical trials ended. CancerLinQ Discovery addresses this gap and fulfills the need, picking up where trials leave off and opening up a new world of insights to guide the use of new therapies and improve the lives of everyday patients with cancer.”

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