MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. and CLEVELAND, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient advocacy organization, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) and healthcare software company GenomOncology, LLC announce PanCAN's implementation of GenomOncology's Clinical Trial Matching solution that will streamline the organization's biomarker-driven clinical trial matching process as part of their Patient Services program.
PanCAN strongly recommends pancreatic cancer patients consider clinical trials at diagnosis as well as during every treatment decision, and according to research from the organization, patients who receive treatment based on their tumor's biological characteristics have better outcomes. With an increase of patients utilizing precision medicine, including molecular profiling and genetic (germline) testing, PanCAN needed access to biomarker curation, including eligibility criteria and up-to-date information, to better service and match patients to relevant biomarker-driven trials.
PanCAN partnered with GenomOncology to automate and scale their current biomarker-driven clinical trial matching process. GenomOncology created a custom user-interface that sources data using their Clinical Trial Matching API to enable PanCAN to easily match patients to biomarker-driven clinical trials curated through GenomOncology's in-house curation team and partnerships with leading content providers. By evaluating relevant biomarker-based trials that result from variant combinations or clinically significant alterations, PanCAN can provide relevant, personalized information to assist patients in making treatment decisions that are right for them.
"Our experience with our Know Your Tumor® molecular profiling services indicate that patients with molecular alterations who receive matched, targeted therapy, have improved overall survival," said Lynn Matrisian, PanCAN's Chief Science Officer. "It became very important to expand our clinical trial matching capabilities to inform patients of biomarker-driven clinical trials specifically relevant to them. GenomOncology's Clinical Trial Matching solutions helps us do just that."
"GenomOncology's matching algorithm ensures that the most relevant clinical trials are matched to a patient based on their underlying disease, molecular, and clinical information. This automated process reduces the manual effort needed to identify relevant clinical trials for patient treatments, enabling the PanCAN team the opportunity to match more patients to relevant clinical trials on a daily basis," – said James Cole, PhD, Director, Product Management, GenomOncology.
By utilizing GenomOncology's Clinical Trial Matching solution, PanCAN will also cut down the manual effort and time associated with matching patients to relevant clinical trials. In the initial trial implementation period, PanCAN reports that GenomOncology's Clinical Trial Matching solution has reduced the time it takes to run a biomarker-driven clinical trial search for a patient by up to 50 percent. This allows the PanCAN team more time to provide personalized services to patients as they navigate their treatment plans.
About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world's toughest cancer. In our urgent mission to save lives, we attack pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. Our effort is amplified by a nationwide network of grassroots support. We are determined to improve outcomes for today's patients and those diagnosed in the future. Learn more at pancan.org.
GenomOncology is a genomics software company that develops software-based solutions for precision oncology to measurably impact patient treatment options. GenomOncology focuses on providing real-time decision support at the point-of-care to accelerate personalized medicine and improve patient outcomes. Through the integration of genomics, technology, and data, GenomOncology offers a full suite of end-to-end solutions that provide this enhanced treatment support. Learn more at genomoncology.com.
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