Registry Partners and SPRI Clinical Trials co-hosted a booth at the ASCO 2015 Annual meeting in Chicago. The theme for this year was “Illumination and Innovation: Transforming Data into Learning.” Together, Registry Partners and SPRI have combined our innovative solutions to expedite patient recruitment and the collection of patient data in support of this mission. Dr. Peter Paul Yu, outgoing President of ASCO, shared “with data as a shared resource, we can accelerate learning from each other and from our patients, sharing new insights and making faster strides against cancer.” Registry Partners and SPRI Clinical Trials are providing pathways for physicians-scientists to gather and analyze patient data derived from real-world experiences and through the support of patient registries.
Over 37,000 total attendees flocked to Chicago for the 51st Annual Meeting. It is estimated that half of the Annual Meeting attendees came from countries outside of the United States. The meeting attendees were excited by the promise of new research in cancer care and it was amazing to see tens of thousands of people peacefully united for such an amazing cause. Dr. Yu said “in the next 50 years we will work together to accumulate knowledge and learning for the benefit of patients with cancer, so that more patients-most patients-maybe all patients, can be cured.” Patient registries provide new and improved access to rich patient data and accelerate learning hopefully leading us to improved patient outcomes.
This was Registry Partners second year exhibiting at ASCO. Our booth is tiny compared to many of the giants in the industry but each company that is actively pursuing ways to improve the effectiveness and quality of care for oncology patients is important. Every company and non-profit organization that is exhibiting has the chance to possibly improve or prolong a cancer patient’s life. If even one of us succeed, the world wins! As Emerson said, “Don’t go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”