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The Cancer Letter Inc.
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publication date: Dec 3, 2013
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The American Society of Clinical Oncology is in the final stages of developing a request for proposals for its CancerLinQ system.

The RFP is expected to be issued early in 2014.

ASCO made the announcement last week at a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy event called “Data to Knowledge to Action: Building New Partnerships” at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

“ASCO is not a business,” the professional society’s president, Clifford Hudis, said to The Cancer Letter. “If our participation in the market ultimately drives the development of a superior tool, but from somebody else, then I would say we have accomplished our goal.

We are an honest broker,” said Hudis, chief of the Breast Cancer Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. “Our goal here is to get this job done and to profit, in terms of society and societal benefit, the maximum number of people. If we support somebody who can do better, that’s fine. We just need this to happen for the good of the patients we serve.”

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