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Health Agencies Update
July 25, 2017

Cancer Project Speeding Along

JAMA. 2017;318(4):322. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.9616

According to reports, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is nearly 2 years ahead of schedule in sequencing the tumors of 6000 patients called for under the NCI-Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (NCI-MATCH), its precision-medicine protocol. What researchers are calling an “unprecedented” rate of patient enrollment, spurred by wide acceptance of the program’s aims by more than 1100 academic cancer centers and community hospitals, led to the shortened time frame.

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