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US website is launched to share cancer trial data

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2742 (Published 11 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2742
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of US corporate executives, has launched a new not for profit website to share cancer trial data with researchers around the world.

The Project Data Sphere website1 aims to make available the de-identified data of trial participants from the comparator (“standard care”) arms of as many academic and industry phase III cancer clinical trials as possible. This will include the studies’ case report forms, data descriptors, and study protocols.

Data from nine trials have already been posted by AstraZeneca, Bayer, Celgene, the Johnson & Johnson affiliate Janssen Research and Development, Pfizer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Sanofi US. Additional datasets are in development with other organizations, including the National Cancer Institute sponsored Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, as well as Amgen and Quintiles. The organizers hope to include data …

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