Oncology society’s data-analytics subsidiary growing fast

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A year and a half after the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and software partner SAP announced their CancerLinQ initiative to achieve better cancer care through big data, some 58 practices representing 1,000 providers around the country have signed on and are sharing insights from around 750,000 patient records.

According to an ASCO press release sent from the association’s just-concluded annual meeting in Chicago, the society also is now closely collaborating with Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC), an academically focused nonprofit with a mission similar to CancerLinQ’s.

The two groups say they plan to launch joint initiatives to “facilitate cross-participation in a variety of avenues, including key forums, programmatic development and alignment strategic opportunities to exchange best practices, break down silos and accelerate the transformation of patient data into meaningful insights to impact care.”

ASCO says it continues to actively recruit practices of all sizes to join CancerLinQ, which is a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of ASCO.

To see which 58 practices have signed on so far, click here.