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University of Virginia Cancer Center Joins CancerLinQ® as Participating Practice

By: News | February 08, 2017 | 106 view(s)




ALEXANDRIA, Va. – CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®), has announced that the University of Virginia (UVA) Cancer Center has signed an agreement to participate in the CancerLinQ® platform.


“As CancerLinQ® continues to rapidly grow, we are thrilled to have the University of Virginia Cancer Center join our network of oncology practices,” said CancerLinQ LLC CEO Kevin Fitzpatrick. “This large academic large institution will be a great ally in our goal of improving cancer care through aggregating and analyzing patient records.”


CancerLinQ® is a powerful platform containing growing amounts of real-world cancer information. This national initiative will allow cancer providers to improve the quality and value of care by analyzing millions of cancer patient medical records, uncovering patterns and trends, and measuring their care against that of their peers and recommended guidelines.


UVA Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center, is one of many academic medical centers to join the CancerLinQ® initiative.  To date, over 75 practices in 40 states, representing more than 1,500 oncologists, have signed agreements to participate in CancerLinQ. To see the full list of practices currently participating, visit http://cancerlinq.org/care-team.


CancerLinQ® is supported in part through the Conquer Cancer Foundation, whose generous donors have helped make the system possible. Major supporters include Amgen; Astellas; AstraZeneca; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Cancer Treatment Centers of America®; Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation; Genentech BioOncology™; HELSINN; Janssen Oncology; Lilly; Raj Mantena, RPh; Novartis Oncology; Pfizer Oncology; Thomas G. Roberts, Jr., MD, and Susan M. DaSilva; and Susan G. Komen®.


CancerLinQ® is a project of CancerLinQ LLC. For more information, please visit CancerLinQ.org.






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