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Lab Establishes Data Repository to Support Cancer Care

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Industry: Laboratories

Key Facts

  • Represent a clinical laboratory provider of complex pathology testing
  • Provided regulatory and strategic advice
  • Client established a growing repository to support research efforts in this critical area of cancer care

The Approach

Mintz represents a clinical laboratory provider of complex pathology testing with a research program dedicated to advances in personalized medicine. In order to drive advances in care for metastatic cancer patients, the client wanted to create a comprehensive data repository of molecular profiling and clinical outcomes data for metastatic cancer patients, not only to evaluate the effectiveness of molecular diagnostics and molecular profiling-assisted cancer treatment, but also to serve as a resource for other researchers and scientists in the field. 

The Outcome

Together, Mintz and the client established a collaborative data repository model where health care providers contributed valuable treatment and outcomes data and in turn obtained data access to support their own research. This arrangement incentivized participation and helped the repository to grow for the benefit of researchers and for patient care. Not only did the client establish a growing repository to support research efforts in this critical area of cancer care, but the client also established a repository model that it has used to create additional data repositories in other subspecialties.

Supporting Professionals

The Mintz team for this matter included Health Law Practice attorneys Dianne Bourque, Karen Lovitch, and Carrie Roll.