Tempus, Cleveland Clinic collaborate on personalized medicine initiative
Monday, September 18, 2017
Tempus, a technology company focused on helping doctors personalize cancer care by collecting and analyzing large volumes of molecular and clinical data, and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute will collaborate on a precision medicine initiative aimed at improving outcomes for patients diagnosed with cancer.
As part of the research collaboration spanning multiple cancer subtypes, Tempus will provide molecular sequencing and analysis for patients enrolled in a precision oncology clinical study at Taussig Cancer Institute. This study is enrolling patients with advanced (metastatic or incurable) cancer who are running out of standard treatment options. The goal is to identify targeted therapies and/or clinical trials that a patient may be a good candidate for and to uncover patterns of clinical significance leading to more effective, personalized treatments.
“We are committed to supporting our clinicians and scientists in using complex information and advanced technology to care for our patients. Incorporating advanced genomic data may enhance our ability to analyze vast amounts of clinical and molecular data, as we seek to improve the treatment options for our patients,” said Dr. Brian J. Bolwell, chairman of Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, which is both an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center and a top-ranked national provider of advanced cancer care to thousands of patients diagnosed with cancer every year.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Cleveland Clinic, a world-renowned hospital that has built its reputation by providing high quality care to its patients, and we’re thrilled to be supporting its efforts to further incorporate genomic data into their clinical and research practice,” said Eric Lefkofsky, Founder and CEO of Tempus.