The American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA) and CancerLinQ are teaming up to advance research in cancer care, a release on the American Society of Clinical Oncology website said.
"By partnering with the AAPA, we are now bringing another facet of the cancer care team, the PAs, into our growing collaborative network," CancerLinQ CEO Kevin Fitzpatrick said in the release. "PAs will provide valuable thought leadership on how data analysis through CancerLinQ can lead to improvements in care at the practice level. Having graduated from the Duke PA program, our formal collaboration with the AAPA is especially meaningful to me."
AAPA will offer its background knowledge to the CancerLinQ platform, with the chance to leverage CancerLinQ Discovery for queries that will help research efforts to improve the quality of patient care, the release said in a press release.
"AAPA is pleased to partner with CancerLinQ to help advance important research that will ultimately improve patient care," Josanne Pagel, president and board chair of AAPA, said in the release. "PAs are on the forefront of using data in ways that enhance and improve health care, and on behalf of the profession we are pleased to be involved in this very important opportunity.”