Slope joins White House's Cancer Moonshot initiative CancerX in fight against cancer

By Liza Laws

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Slope, a site-first organization, ‘eliminating the chaos’ impacting clinical trials has joined CancerX as a founding member of The White House’s national Cancer Moonshot.

The company provides a clinical trial execution platform focusing on inventory and sample management announced its role within the public-private partnership, earlier this month (June).

Cancer Moonshot aims to ‘revolutionize cancer research and treatment’ through digital innovation. CancerX is co-hosted by the Moffit Cancer Center and the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe) in collaboration with the Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH).

As a founding member of CancerX, Slope says it will use its expertise in complex oncology clinical trials and technological innovation to accelerate treatments and contribute to the ambitious goal of reducing cancer deaths by 50% over the next 25 years.

“We are honored to support CancerX’s mission to bring innovation to the fight against cancer,” said Hope Meely, chief clinical officer at Slope.

“We are dedicated to transforming clinical trial execution by driving down the cost of clinical research, streamlining study start-up and close-out, and by always ensuring that clinical research sites and sponsors have what they need to serve patients.”

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US with just under two million new cancer cases predicted for this year (2023) and cancer survivors are 2.5 times more likely to declare bankruptcy. The founding members of CancerX say they will play a ‘crucial role in setting priorities and establishing practices that harness the power of innovation’ to achieve the Cancer Moonshot goals.

Critical to harness potential

Smit Patel, associate program director at DiMe "Multi-stakeholder collaboration is critical to harness the potential of digital innovation in the fight against cancer, and we're honored to partner with Slope to achieve the ambitious goals of CancerX.

"Through this impressive collaboration, we will establish best practices, build capacity, and demonstrate the impact of innovation on the life of every person on a cancer journey.”

CancerX's says its multi-pronged approach to boost innovation in the fight against cancer focuses on three key pillars: commoditizing best practices and aligning incentives, coordinating access to research, mentorship, and collaborative opportunities, and demonstrating success in practice to drive broad adoption. By pursuing these goals, CancerX aims to reduce the incidence and burden of cancer for all individuals, improving outcomes and enhancing the overall quality of cancer care.

Santosh Mohan, vice president, digital, at Moffitt Cancer Center, said: “Beating cancer demands bold innovation and deliberate collaboration. CancerX is creating a dynamic ecosystem where ideas can flourish, expertise and resources can be shared, and innovative solutions can be rapidly developed and equitably deployed in the fight against cancer.

“As a co-host, we take immense pride in the diverse and inclusive community of pioneers coming together as members, all driven by a shared commitment to advancing the goals of the Cancer Moonshot. Together, we will advance the frontiers of cancer research and treatment through digital innovation, while striving to reduce the incidence and burden of cancer for all people.”

The organization has already announced its inaugural project to assess, quantify, and enhance the impact of digital solutions on cancer care cost, access, and outcomes.

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