FDA-PDS Symposia

Since 2015, Project Data Sphere (PDS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have leveraged their combined strengths to host a series of symposia during which representatives from industry, academia, and government come together around specific research topics seminal to the FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence as it fulfills its mandate borne from the 21st Century Cures Act designed to " ... accelerate medical product development and bring new innovations and advances to patients who need them faster and more efficiently."

These symposia also provide strategic direction as PDS fulfills its goal of accelerating cancer research through the broad sharing of patient-level data, and as it provides forums in which leading researchers and clinicians can jointly explore ways to use big data, artificial intelligence and analytics to advance cancer research.

This precedent-setting collaboration with the FDA has proved integral to PDS’ mission, and helps to exemplify the organization’s role as "convener, collaborator, catalyst" in the fight against cancer.