Cancer Treatment Database Gives Doctors Wider Data Set as They Prescribe Courses of Treatment

Nat Turner, along with his former University of Pennsylvania classmate Zach Weinberg (the pair previously founded the tech firm Invite Media that was eventually purchased by Google for $81 Million), created Flatiron Health. The company began collecting data on cancer treatments with the purpose of creating a database focused on providing doctors and cancer centers with helpful cancer treatment data.

Flatiron, now up and running for two years, charges cancer centers for access to its database and they contribute specifics about actual cancer cases, with patients’ personal information redacted. The information includes course of treatment prescribed, and the outcome.

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