EFPIA Oncology Data Summit: Unleashing the potential of data to improve cancer care

On 18 June 2019, the Collaboration for Oncology Data in Europe (CODE) and the Oncology Data Network (ODN) were featured in a case study presentation and as a poster during a conference on “Unleashing the potential of data to improve cancer care” at the EFPIA Oncology Data Summit in Brussels, Belgium.  The aim of the event was to build greater understanding of the current oncology data landscape in Europe and identify actions that can help deliver better cancer outcomes.

The Summit, organised by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) brought together more than 180 participants including thought-leaders on data, oncology stakeholders and patients’ representatives.  It built on the findings of a report on the Oncology Data Landscape published by EFPIA in 2018 which was produced by IQVIA and AT Kearney. Our team was at the Summit showcasing how the Oncology Data Network can help inform quality, innovation and value in cancer care.

The Oncology Data Network connects the European oncology community with near real-time data at scale to support a Learning Health System.  For more information, please click here to see the CODE and Oncology Data Network poster presentation from the Summit.  A separate poster also highlighted the key findings from CODE’s collaboration with the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) on Pragmatic Outcomes Measurement, please click here to see the ECCO-CODE poster.

Linked to the Summit, our External Engagement Lead for CODE, Julia Levy, also published a guest blog on the EFPIA website titled “Connecting the European cancer community with data in new and powerful ways” which introduces the Oncology Data Network.

For more information about the Summit and key policy recommendations that were identified during the meeting, please read the EFPIA Oncology Data Summit Report.