The American Cancer Society and Flatiron Health Announce Recipients of the Real-World Data Impact Award
Three American Cancer Society researchers will receive the Real-World Data Impact Award to advance patient-centric research, the ACS (News - Alert) and Flatiron Health announced today. The researchers, already funded by the ACS, will receive additional funding as well as access to Flatiron's national de-identified oncology datasets curated from electronic health records for research purposes. The joint grant-making program supports both organizations' goals of accelerating cancer research and improving treatment and outcomes for patients.
Using Flatiron Health's de-identified real-world datasets, the researchers will study immunotherapy effectiveness in frail patients with non-small cell lung cancer; equitable access to genomic testing and personalized treatments in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer; and racial disparities in the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer.
The recipients of the 2020 awards are:
"We are excited to support these research efforts that will apply cutting-edge analytic methods to answer questions relevant to health equity and populations commonly underrepresented in clinical trials," said Neal J. Meropol, MD, vice president and head of Medical and Scientific Affairs at Flatiron Health.
ACS and Flatiron designed the program to advance patient-centric research among investigators currently funded by the ACS with experience in health services or outcomes research. ACS oversaw the selection process while Flatiron will provide additional funding as well as access to its de-identified real-world oncology datasets.
About The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.
About Flatiron Health
Flatiron Health is a healthcare technology and services company focused on accelerating cancer research and improving patient care. Our platform enables cancer researchers and care providers to learn from the experience of every patient. Currently, Flatiron partners with over 280 community cancer practices, seven major academic research centers and over 15 of the top therapeutic oncology companies. For more information, please visit www.flatiron.com or follow us @FlatironHealth.
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