As a leader in data-driven medicine, SOPHiA GENETICS lends its expertise to support White House Cancer Moonshot
BOSTON and LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SOPHiA GENETICS (Nasdaq: SOPH), a cloud-native software company in the healthcare space and a leader in data-driven medicine, announced today at ASCO that it has joined as a founding member of CancerX, a new public-private partnership formed to rapidly accelerate the pace of cancer innovation in the United States. As a founding member, SOPHiA GENETICS will help drive the success of CancerX, collaborating to set priorities and practices that will harness the power of innovation to further cancer care and research. SOPHiA GENETICS offers its SOPHiA DDM™ Platform, powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, to help advance the inaugural project, which looks to improve equity and reduce cost in cancer treatments.
CancerX was announced by the White House in February 2023 as part of the reignited national Cancer Moonshot initiative. Co-hosted by the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), alongside the Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), CancerX will unite stakeholders and innovators to unleash the power of innovation and create a future that is free of the burden of cancer.
“As a leader in data-driven medicine, SOPHiA GENETICS is eager to join forces with CancerX and its partners that will lend their expertise towards expediting cancer research and innovation in the U.S.,” said Kevin Puylaert, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing for SOPHiA GENETICS. “CancerX founding member Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is among the 750+ institutions within our global data-sharing network. We look forward to leveraging the collective intelligence that our platform creates to help progress cancer research as we embark on our work with CancerX.”
In early 2022, President Biden reignited the Cancer Moonshot, setting new national goals to cut the death rate from cancer by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years and improve the experience of people and their families living with and surviving cancer. In February 2023, the White House announced CancerX, which strives to unite a diverse and inclusive community of stakeholders and harness their collective superpowers to rapidly pioneer and equitably deploy innovative solutions that can prevent and cure cancer.
“Beating cancer demands bold innovation and deliberate collaboration. CancerX is creating a dynamic ecosystem where ideas can flourish, expertise and resources can be shared, and innovative solutions can be rapidly developed and equitably deployed in the fight against cancer. As a co-host, we take immense pride in the diverse and inclusive community of pioneers coming together as members, all driven by a shared commitment to advancing the goals of the Cancer Moonshot. Together, we will advance the frontiers of cancer research and treatment through digital innovation, while striving to reduce the incidence and burden of cancer for all people.” said Santosh Mohan, Vice President, Digital, Moffitt Cancer Center.
While data analysis in the lab can be costly, siloed and time intensive, SOPHiA GENETICS’ technology breaks down these barriers, facilitating information-sharing and streamlined data analysis. The SOPHiA DDM™ Platform will not only help bring CancerX partner data together, but will accelerate research work to help facilitate breakthroughs.
“Multi-stakeholder collaboration is critical to harness the potential of digital innovation in the fight against cancer, and we’re honored to partner with SOPHiA GENETICS to achieve the ambitious goals of CancerX,” said Smit Patel, Associate Program Director at DiMe. “Through this impressive collaboration, we will establish best practices, build capacity, and demonstrate the impact of innovation on the life of every person on a cancer journey.”
About SOPHiA GENETICS
SOPHiA GENETICS (Nasdaq: SOPH) is a software company dedicated to establishing the practice of data-driven medicine as the standard of care and for life sciences research. It is the creator of the SOPHiA DDM™ Platform, a cloud-native platform capable of analyzing data and generating insights from complex multimodal data sets and different diagnostic modalities. The SOPHiA DDM™ Platform and related solutions, products and services are currently used by a broad network of hospital, laboratory, and biopharma institutions globally. For more information, visit SOPHiAGENETICS.COM, or connect on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.
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