ARTICLE | Product Development

Unlocking cancer data

How biopharma buy-in boosts Project Data Sphere in cancer data-sharing

April 14, 2014 7:00 AM UTC

The industry organizers of Project Data Sphere LLC expect their cancer data-sharing initiative will get to scale faster than similar initiatives led by academics and not-for-profits in other diseases because it has upfront buy-in from executives.

Like earlier data-sharing schemes in neuroscience, the new project calls on companies, academics and patient groups to share data from the comparator arms in clinical trials. The goal is to improve the design and efficiency of clinical trials by developing new disease models and improving the understanding of patient risk factors and how comparator arms behave...