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Intermountain, Syapse Team on Clinical Genomics Service for Oncologists

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Syapse and Intermountain Healthcare said today that they will collaborate to offer Intermountain's network of oncologists, tools for genomics-driven cancer care.

Intermountain is a non-profit system of 22 hospitals, 185 physician clinics, and an affiliated health insurance company. It selected Syape's software to provide oncologists with access to tumor genome profiling, data analysis, and drug procurement services.

Syapse's software — a resource that integrates data from multiple sources to provide a clearer view of patients' clinical and genomics data — will underlie the so-called Intermountain Cancer Genomics clinical service, which will offer cost-effective, genomics-based, personalized treatment planning, the firms said. Oncologists will use the web-based system to order molecular tests, view genomic results and tumor board interpretations, select treatments, and order drugs targeted to a patient's specific genomic makeup.

"Software is critical for helping oncologists harness the power of complex genomics and clinical data," Lincoln Nadauld, director of cancer genomics at Intermountain Healthcare, said in a statement.

The service leverages Intermountain’s in-house infrastructure, which includes a clinical sequencing laboratory and an affiliated health insurance plan. Clients will also benefit from the expertise of a molecular tumor board in choosing effective treatment options, the firms said.