Transforming Cancer Care Through Big Data

Article ID: 600712

Released: 22-Mar-2013 11:00 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

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Newswise — The American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Conquer Cancer Foundation invite you to a moderated discussion of progress toward a "learning health system" that will transform cancer care and speed the search for cures.

Today we are on the cusp of a transformation in healthcare, fueled by the possibilities of "big data." In a landmark 2012 report, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) laid out a vision for harnessing information technology to generate new knowledge from the experiences of each and every patient.

ASCO has embraced the IOM's vision of a learning health system. On March 27, we invite you to witness progress toward a cancer care system in which every patient is a cancer knowledge donor. Join leaders from government, industry and physician practice for an interactive discussion of the power of big data to improve health and a demonstration of ASCO's prototype for CancerLinQTM, the society's planned learning health system for cancer.

Moderator:Janet M. Marchibroda, Director of Health Innovation, Bipartisan Policy Center

Panelists will include: - Lynn Etheredge, The Rapid Learning Project, George Washington University Cancer Institute - Clifford A. Hudis, MD, ASCO President-Elect and Chief, Breast Cancer Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - William Mann, PhD, CEO, Helsinn Group USA - W. Charles Penley, MD, Chair, Board of Directors, Conquer Cancer Foundation, Physician, Tennessee Oncology

When:Wednesday, March 27, 2:00-3:30 pm ET

Where:Holeman Lounge, The National Press Club529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DCA live webcast will also be available

RSVP: Please contact Aaron Tallent at aaron.tallent@asco.orgRefreshments will be provided


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