In his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama tasked Vice President Joe Biden to lead the Cancer Moonshot, a national coalition to accelerate efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. Over the next 5 years, the initiative aims to double the rate of progress in cancer research and clinical care, with the ultimate goal of curing cancer.
Cancer Moonshot Summit 2016
Vice President Biden announced the OPeN network in his address at the Cancer Moonshot Summit in June 2016. OPeN is an unprecedented collaboration between leading health systems to share aggregated clinical and molecular data through Syapse, with the goal of making breakthroughs in cancer care.
“OPeN will advance cancer care through sharing of cancer genomics data, rapidly bringing the most promising treatment insights to cancer patients and physicians with the potential of increasing access to clinical trials.” - White House
The Oncology Precision Network (OPeN) is committed to bringing access to precision medicine and data sharing to health systems and cancer patients across the country.
“Intermountain Healthcare, Stanford Cancer Institute, Providence Health & Services, and Syapse have joined together to advance cancer care through data sharing and increase access to clinical trials.” - Jonathan Hirsch
“The three entities said they have started to use a common IT platform to achieve interoperability and guide clinical decision-making. That platform is Syapse...” - Matthew Bin Han Ong, The Cancer Letter