Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

ORIEN Cancer Data Network Adds Rutgers, USC, Morehouse as Collaborators

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN) yesterday announced it has added Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Morehouse School of Medicine as members.

"Becoming part of ORIEN adds great opportunities for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, enabling discovery based on large-scale, diverse population data as well as patient-specific clinical decision support across a broad, national clinical trial portfolio," Robert DiPaola, director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, said in a statement.

ORIEN was launched in May 2014 by the Moffitt Cancer Center and Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center to bring together data to drive research collaborations in oncology and personalized medicine. With the new additions, the network now has nine members.

In February, City of Hope, University of Virginia Cancer Center, University of Colorado Cancer Center, and University of New Mexico Cancer Center joined ORIEN.


The Scan

Hormone-Based Gene Therapy to Sterilize Domestic Cat

A new paper in Nature Communication suggests that gene therapy could be a safer alternative to spaying domestic cats.

Active Lifestyle Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in People at High Genetic Risk

A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that an active lifestyle goes a long way in type 2 diabetes prevention.

Beneficial, Harmful Effects of Introgression Between Wild and Domesticated European Grapes

A paper in PNAS shows that European wild grapevines were an important resource for improving the flavor of cultivated wine grapes.

Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.