Massive Bio Announces SYNERGY-AI Trial-in-Progress Poster Presentation at Upcoming ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium 2019, and Opens a New Patient Contact and Clinical Research Center to Enable Rapid Access to Clinical Trials
January 16, 2019 08:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Massive Bio, Inc., a leader in providing simplified and affordable access to precision oncology to cancer patients treated at community-based oncology practices, announced today that its Trials-in-Progress poster titled “SYNERGY-AI: Artificial intelligence based precision oncology clinical trial matching and registry.” will be presented by Selin Kurnaz, PhD., a lead investigator, at the ASCO-Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium on January 19, 2019 in San Francisco, California, USA.
The poster, Abstract # TPS717, and discusses the ongoing, pivotal global registry for cancer patients evaluating the feasibility and clinical utility of an Artificial Intelligence-based precision oncology clinical trial matching tool powered by a virtual tumor board (VTB) program. The SYNERGY-AI registry which can be found at ClinicalTrials.Gov https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03452774, is the first of its kind to combine artificial intelligence, genomic biomarkers and multi-variate analysis to accelerate clinical trial matching and promote access to promising cancer therapies.
“We are very excited to be among the highly selected group of clinical trials and registries to be presented at the largest GI Oncology meeting in the United States. It is our goal to continue to promote precision oncology approaches at the point-of-care, and enable easy access to clinical trials at scale to all cancer patients, while reducing operational complexities and costs. We are the first oncology dedicated company that has achieved the ability to combine patient centricity, technology and sub-specialist expertise while consistently delivering quadruple better results than national averages in clinical trial enrollment”, said Selin Kurnaz, PhD., CEO and Co-Founder of Massive Bio.
Massive Bio has also expanded its Patient Contact and Clinical Research Center and opened a second location in Newtown, Pennsylvania, in addition to its main headquarters in New York City. This center is staffed with a team of oncology nurse navigators, patient advocates and research coordinators and focuses on Massive Bio’s growing portfolio of clinical trials and patient support services. The center is designed to have 24/7 customer support, patient pre-screening and real-world analytics capabilities to further guide and assist patients enrolling in all-phases of clinical trials.
Commenting on the announcement, Chief Medical Advisor and Co-Founder of Massive Bio Inc., Dr. Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla, MD, MSEd, stated, “We are very pleased to have our patient support division grow both in New York and Pennsylvania, and continue to be trusted by some of the world’s top CROs, pharmaceutical companies, patient advocacy groups, and the many patients who are reaching out to our call center directly every day”. Chief Business Officer of Massive Bio Inc, Harry Buchman also stated, “We look forward to constantly exceeding our clients’ expectations of our services and professionalism while helping patients explore all of their treatment options from access to clinical trials through new and innovative therapies, which may have not previously been considered for all cancer patients.”
About Massive Bio, Inc.
Massive Bio is a marketplace that connects patients and their treating oncologist to the best available treatment options including clinical trials while enabling enterprises to get access to patients at community practices to enhance oncology research. Massive Bio provides virtual tumor board, clinical trial services (patient identification, pre-screening, site selection) and real-world evidence services. Massive Bio’s enterprise customers are Contract Research Organizations (CROs), pharmaceutical companies, diagnostics labs and providers.
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