Neil Versel is an editor at GenomeWeb. He covers the life science and healthcare informatics markets.
The new partners seek to close the information loop by including providers, payors, and patients in biomarker-guided cancer therapy decisions.
In a keynote to the AMIA Informatics Summit, the NCI director said precision oncology has created new challenges in data analysis and management.
With nearly $100 million in new investments since last year, the San Francisco-based informatics firm looks to ramp up its precision oncology partnerships.
With $6.5M in new funding, the Israeli bioinformatics startup is looking to open a US office as it builds relationships with pharma, cancer centers, and payors.
Formerly the data analytics division of CTCA, Vidence is supporting an immuno-oncology trial for BMS as it looks to grow its network of hospital partners.
The startup has exclusively licensed an integration engine from the University of Miami to augment its VIPER platform and improve trial recruitment specifically in precision oncology.
The health system said that the program is encouraging patient compliance and increasing revenues and savings.
With EMR upgrades, Penn and Rush now have structured genomic data informing clinical decision support in their precision oncology programs, but much work remains.
The companies had agreed in early 2018 to collaborate on the development of technologies to support precision oncology initiatives, but Roche said "priorities" have changed.
Recent studies question the clinical utility of tumor mutational burden as a biomarker for immuno-oncology response, and the FDA clearance includes no therapeutic indications.