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Merck forms big data cancer alliance

September 11, 2017 8:55 PM UTC

Merck KGaA (Xetra:MRK) is collaborating with Project Data Sphere, a non-profit initiative of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer's Life Sciences Consortium, to form a big data platform of clinical and real-world oncology data and analytical tools.

The partners will jointly lead the Global Oncology Big Data Alliance (GOBDA) to expand Project Data Sphere's existing database. The non-profit's current platform consists of de-identified historical clinical data from almost 100,000 patients in cancer trials from multiple institutions. The initiative will add rare tumor trial, experimental arm and real-world patient data from data sets provided by the National Cancer Institute and other groups...

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