Science 37 Joins Partnership in Support of White House CancerX and Cancer Moonshot
Strategic partnership will leverage Science 37’s leadership in remote and hybrid clinical research to enable expansive clinical trial access for oncology patients
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Science 37 Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNCE), the industry-leading MetasiteTM, today announced its partnership with the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe) in support of the CancerX inaugural project. Answering the call of the White House, Science 37 will join DiMe and Moffitt Cancer Center as part of CancerX, a new public-private partnership effort to rapidly accelerate the pace of cancer innovation in the U.S., alongside the Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH).
CancerX was recently announced by U.S. President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden as part of the reignited national Cancer Moonshot initiative. It will unite the diverse stakeholders and innovators necessary to unleash the power of innovation to design and create a future that's free of the burden of cancer.
Through this partnership, Science 37 will work with the CancerX project team and participating clinical trial sponsors on the inaugural project, “Advancing Digital Innovation to Improve Equity and Reduce Financial Toxicity in Cancer Care and Research.” This project will further advance remote conduct in oncology trials, including precision medicine, early cancer detection, and long-term follow-up for cell and gene therapy.
“Science 37’s virtual site, the Metasite, is already leading the way to enable access and equity in clinical trials,” said Dr. Shaalan Beg, VP of Oncology at Science 37. “From breast cancer studies requiring at-home administration of anticancer treatment every three weeks that significantly reduced patient burden, to early detection cancer studies where we’ve enrolled more than 24% minority representation with 25,000+ medical records collected; the pace of progress in oncology research that our Metasite enables is unparalleled. Our team brings unique expertise in implementing virtual research tools by engaging patients and oncology practices. We are delighted to support the White House CancerX and Cancer Moonshot initiative to further enable equity in oncology research.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Science 37 on the inaugural project for CancerX to use digital innovation to improve equity and reduce financial toxicity in cancer care and research,” said Sarah Sheehan, DiMe Oncology Program Lead. "Today, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and those with a cancer diagnosis are much more likely to experience an adverse financial event than those without. Our work will unleash the power of digital innovation to democratize access to better quality health and economic outcomes after cancer treatment for a broader coalition of patients."
About Science 37
Science 37 Holdings, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: SNCE) mission is to accelerate clinical research by enabling universal trial access for patients. Through our Metasite™ we reach an expanded population beyond the traditional site, delivering on our goal of clinical research that works for everyone—with greater patient diversity. Patients gain the flexibility to participate from the comfort of their own homes, at their local community provider, or at a traditional site when needed. Our Metasite is powered by a proprietary technology platform with in-house medical and operational experts that drive uniform study orchestration, enabling greater compliance and high-quality data. To learn more, visit www.science37.com, or email email@example.com.
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