Caris Life Sciences®(Caris), the leading molecular science and technology company actively developing and delivering innovative solutions to revolutionize healthcare, announced today that Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center has joined Caris’ Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA). The POA is a growing network of leading cancer centers across the globe that collaborate to advance precision oncology and biomarker-driven research. POA members work together to establish and optimize standards of care for molecular testing through innovative precision medicine focused research that improve the clinical outcomes for cancer patients.
“We are thrilled to welcome one of the nation’s premier cancer centers to the Caris Precision Oncology Alliance,” said George W. Sledge, Jr., M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Caris Life Sciences. “This will bring together the power of Caris Life Science’s cutting-edge molecular diagnostics abilities with Cleveland Clinic’s exceptional level of patient care and stellar cancer research under the umbrella of a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients.”
The POA is comprised of 74 cancer centers and academic institutions. These institutions have early access to the extensive database and artificial intelligence platform within Caris to establish evidence-based standards for cancer profiling and advance research in cancer precision medicine. By leveraging the comprehensive genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic profiling available through Caris molecular profiling, Caris seeks to provide this network with the ability to prioritize therapeutic options and determine which clinical trial opportunities may benefit their patients. POA members are also able to integrate with a growing portfolio of biomarker directed trials sponsored by biopharma. Additionally, as a member of the POA, institutions have access to Caris CODEai™, the most comprehensive data solution in the industry with cancer treatment information and clinical outcomes data for over 275,000 patients covering over 1 million data points per patient.
“We’re pleased to welcome Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center into the growing Caris Precision Oncology Alliance network,” said Chadi Nabhan, M.D., MBA, FACP, Chairman of the Caris Precision Oncology Alliance. “The innovative research studies and translational work conducted by investigators at Cleveland Clinic will add to ongoing precision oncology research within the POA, leading to improved patient outcomes.”
Cleveland Clinic is ranked #6 for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. Its Cancer Center’s more than 700 physicians, researchers, nurses and technicians provide access to a wide range of clinical trials as well as support programs to help patients navigate the challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis. Cleveland Clinic clinicians can connect patients with individualized cancer treatments in hopes of improving clinical outcomes and quality of life.