Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

Digital intelligence blog

Pharma insight on digital marketing, social media, mobile apps, online video, websites and interactive healthcare tools

AZ and Roche fund PatientsLikeMe cancer patient outcomes study

The online patient network's cancer experience research will also involve M2Gen

Digital pharma intelligenceAstraZeneca and Roche's Genentech unit are backing a new study by PatientsLikeMe that will examine patients' experiences with cancer treatments.

The online community is working with informatics firm M2Gen on the project, which aims to shed new light on the factors that may affect outcomes and quality of life.

It's not the first time AZ has worked with PatientsLikeMe, with the two teaming up in 2015 for a five-year real-world data project that began by focusing on respiratory disease, lupus, diabetes and oncology.

Commenting on the new study, PatientsLikeMe CEO Martin Coulter said: “As we continue to expand our real-world measurement system, we want to ensure we're giving patients access to all of the information needed to help guide their care decisions.

“By integrating data from multiple sources, we'll be able to get, and give, a more comprehensive picture of disease and patients' experience managing it.”

It will combine the real-world, patient-reported outcomes that are shared PatientsLikeMe members with molecular and clinical data shared by patients enrolled in the Total Cancer Care programme at Moffitt Cancer Center and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr William Dalton, founder and CEO of Florida-based M2Gen, said the collaboration would help guide the evolution of cancer care.

“This partnership brings together everything we need to better understand the patient, identify unmet needs, and use that insight to develop better technology, treatments and care protocols,” he said. “We ultimately hope it provides the tools and information patients and their doctors will use to make treatment decisions that are tuned to patients' life goals and treatment preferences.”

11th March 2016

From: Research

Share

Tags

COVID-19 Updates and Daily News

Featured jobs

PMHub

Add my company
Branding Science

We are Branding Science Partners in thinking which inspires change in healthcare Branding Science are an award-winning global pharmaceutical market...

Latest intelligence

Health literacy in the time of COVID-19
In a time when much of the media’s focus is on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the differences in vaccination rates between various regions, countries, and socioeconomic groups, improving health...
Rare thoughts & outcomes - navigating pathways to better outcomes in rare
...
How to pick the perfect training program for your healthcare professionals
You know your team needs training. But not all training providers and programs are created equal. Last week, we shared the benefits of working with specialist learning and development (L&D)...