Precision Oncology Alliance Grows in September, Gaining Three New Sites
The Precision Oncology Alliance (POA), a large global network of cancer centers and academic institutions, expanded last month with three new site additions that will assist in its mission to deliver more innovative oncology trials.
The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, St. Luke’s University Health Network and Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center joined the alliance in September, according to Caris Life Sciences, the molecular science company behind the POA, which noted the sites’ variance in geographic location, demographics and oncology research breadth.
“This differentiation represents one of the POA’s core strengths, to provide diverse representation of real-world data and patients treated in a variety of healthcare settings,” Chadi Nabhan, chairman of the POA, told CenterWatch Weekly. “The POA’s new member sites will enhance the ongoing research operations that will ultimately lead to more innovative studies to improve the outcomes of all patients suffering from cancer.”
According to Caris, the POA currently encompasses 72 oncology centers and institutions. The alliance expects to bring more sites into the fold in the coming months, Nabhan said.