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Annai Systems And ThoughtWorks Develop Evidence Engine For The Clearity Foundation To Individualize Options For Treatment Of Ovarian Cancer
Date:11/15/2012

f databases and the hands-on experience of health care professionals to distill  "lines of evidence" bearing on the feasibility of alternative drug therapies for specific patients on the basis of the molecular profiles of individual tumors.  "The unique strength of the MedTrust-E2 system lies in its extraordinary flexibility for absorbing the contents of very many, highly heterogeneous databases and by the ease with which it can link data and concepts from one environment to those in another," said Dan Maltbie, Annai's Chief Technology Officer.  "E2 is also distinguished by being an evidence-driven, rather than a rule-driven engine—making it a true learning system."

Over the past year, Annai and ThoughtWorks have each invested significant resources in the development of MedTrust E2, an initial version of which is presently being provided to Clearity without charge.  "What has motivated our investments in this project," said ThoughtWorks Founder and Chairman Neville Roy Singham, "is our fervent hope and conviction that E2 will permit The Clearity Foundation to bring its unique brand of support to far more women than would otherwise have been possible."

"We are grateful to Annai and MedTrust for their support of our mission to reach more women and strive to improve their quality of life and survival in the face of this very difficult-to-treat cancer," said Hillary Theakston, Clearity's Executive Director. 

About The Clearity Foundation

The Clearity Foundation is the only 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping ovarian cancer patients make more informed treatment decisions with personalized diagnostic information. Every year, more than 14,000 women die of ovarian cancer and approximately 21,000 are newly-diagnosed. When a patient's ovarian cancer returns after standard chemotherapy, a chance for a cure is less than 15%, or less than 3% if she did not respond to initial treatment. Ovarian cancer survivor a
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