Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center will be the first location where the oncology precision medicine software will be implemented in the fall of 2017, and all 19 Aurora Cancer Care facilities throughout eastern Wisconsin will have access by early 2018.
Michael Thompson, M.D., Ph.D., a board-certified hematologist and oncologist, with a doctoral degree in pharmacogenetics, will serve as co-director of the program; Jennifer Godden, Pharm.D. will be the program’s other co-director, which will also include dedicated medical oncologists and a molecular pathologist.
“Syapse allows us the potential to make much more informed decisions by leveraging molecular technologies to see what treatment options have been most effective against certain types of cancers,” said Thompson, a clinical researcher who specializes in blood cancers. “And through OPeN, we’re able to - in some instances - improve access time to clinical trials, which is critical to helping patients seeking care.”
Aurora Cancer Care is a leading provider of cancer treatment options in Wisconsin through Aurora Health Care. With 19 cancer-specific treatment centers throughout the region, one in four patients treated for cancer in Wisconsin receive treatment at Aurora Cancer Care. To learn more, visit www.aurora.org/cancer or follow Aurora Cancer Care on Twitter at @Aurora_Cancer.
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