ALEXANDRIA, Va.—CancerLinQ LLC and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) have announced a collaboration to expand the specialized expertise informing CancerLinQ®, a health information technology platform, developed by oncologists for oncologists, to enhance and improve the understanding and treatment of cancer. The IASLC will contribute thought leadership and subject matter expertise to CancerLinQ including aspects of clinical practice related to the diagnosis and management of lung cancer, the identification and development of clinical quality measures for thoracic oncology, and other relevant content.
CancerLinQ LLC is a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) that is developing and operating CancerLinQ®, a real-world, big data initiative focused on cancer patient medical information. The platform collects and analyzes real-world data from patients at practices nationwide with the goal of improving the quality of patient care and outcomes. The project also aims to deliver new insights from research and discovery.
“The real-world cancer data that CancerLinQ® collects contributes vital information to the oncology field across cancer types,” said CancerLinQ LLC Chief Executive Officer Cory Wiegert. “This collaboration allows us to work with the IASLC as we analyze CancerLinQ’s data on lung cancer, the most commonly occurring and lethal cancer worldwide.”
The IASLC has a membership of more than 6,500 lung cancer specialists in over 100 countries, who work to enhance the understanding of lung cancer among scientists, members of the medical community, and the public. This engagement with CancerLinQ furthers the IASLC’s mission to use all available means to eliminate lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies as a health threat for the individual patient and throughout the world.
“The strength in this collaboration between the IASLC and CancerLinQ ultimately comes in the form of earlier and better diagnoses and better outcomes for lung cancer patients,” said IASLC Chief Executive Officer Dave Mesko. “As the leading voice in the study of thoracic malignancies, the IASLC brings a multidisciplinary, multinational perspective and the expertise to identify the best application of the lung cancer data revealed from this project.”
The collaboration with the IASLC is one of many that CancerLinQ LLC has entered into with a coalition of partners and thought leaders, including government agencies, medical specialty societies, and life sciences companies. Since 2016, the American Academy of PAs, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, American Society of Radiation Oncology, Association for Molecular Pathology, Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers, College of American Pathologists, DIA, Food and Drug Administration, Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association, National Cancer Institute, National Society of Genetic Counselors, Oncology Nursing Society, and Society of Gynecologic Oncology have joined forces with CancerLinQ LLC. Additionally, in November 2016, AstraZeneca became a founding enterprise partner with CancerLinQ Discovery®. These relationships offer the CancerLinQ team guidance and insights that ultimately can contribute to the quality and efficiency of the cancer care delivery system.
CancerLinQ® and CancerLinQ Discovery® are projects of CancerLinQ LLC. For more information about either initiative, please go to www.CancerLinQ.org.
Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is committed to making a world of difference in cancer care. As the world’s leading organization of its kind, ASCO represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of the highest-quality patient care, ASCO works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. ASCO is supported by its affiliate organization, the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Learn more at www.ASCO.org, explore patient education resources at www.Cancer.Net, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
About CancerLinQ LLC
CancerLinQ LLC is a subsidiary of American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. established for the development and operation of the CancerLinQ® initiative. CancerLinQ® is a health information technology platform aimed at enhancing and improving the understanding and treatment of cancer. To learn more, visit www.cancerlinq.org.