The Collaboration for Oncology Data in Europe (CODE) and the Oncology Data Network (ODN), was officially launched in France on the 1st February 2018. The CODE launch event took place during the biennial cancer congress in Monaco. The congress attracts more than 1,300 professionals working in oncology including representatives from hospitals, cancer care centres, clinics and UNICANCER.
Keynote speaker, Professor Xavier Pivot, Director General of the Paul Strauss Centre in Strasbourg and Administrator of the Alsace Regional Cancer Institute, shared his vision on the clinical impact of data analysis.
The launch event was chaired by Professor Blay, a member of CODE’s international Clinical and Analytical Steering Committee (CASC). He was joined by Prof Gilles Calais, oncologist and radiotherapist at the Academic Hospital of Tours, Prof Samuel Limat, Professor of Clinical and Therapeutic Pharmacy and Dr Ashley Woolmore, Lead for the CODE initiative.
During the event there was a panel discussion on how the use of real-world data can transform patient care and help address the challenges of financial sustainability.
“The CODE initiative is of strategic importance and has the particular benefit of not just providing insights in France but also enabling us to compare ourselves with other countries, and this will be an important point in the years to come,” said Prof Blay.
Please click here for a full report of the event in French
Please click here for a full report of the event in English
For more information about joining the Oncology Data Network in France, please contact CODE Country Lead, Claire Lamotte at Claire.Lamotte@iqvia.com