Navigation Links
UNC Selects MedAssurant to Support Investigation of Relationship Between Insulin and Cancer Development
Date:2/3/2011

BOWIE, Md., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAssurant, Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, today announced the initiation of a joint study with the University of North Carolina (UNC) to assess the relationship between the use of long-acting insulin to treat diabetes and the development of cancer.  Following a protocol to be developed by UNC, MedAssurant has been engaged to analyze data from its MORE2 Registry™ comparing cancer prevalence and outcomes in patients treated with two different types of prescription insulin.

Recent publications have suggested a relationship may exist between a specific type of prescription long-acting insulin and increased rates of cancer development.  Due to the inconsistent findings within these previous publications, this study is designed to further clarify the possible correlation using several very large and statistically powerful clinical and administrative healthcare databases, including MedAssurant's MORE2 Registry.  As one of the most significant healthcare datasets available for such analysis, the MORE2 Registry contains more than 3.9 billion medical events from more than 76 million patients, 295,000 physicians, and 185,000 clinical facilities – enabling significant power and insight into the investigation of advancements in healthcare.

MedAssurant will be responsible for coordinating the identification of specific cohorts within the MORE2 Registry, the evaluation of clinical covariates that may affect incidences of cancer, and the application of advanced clinical analytics to assess the relationship between prescription insulin and cancer development.

"Depth of data is critical to this study and is believed to have been a significant limitation in past studies," stated John Buse, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Endocrinology and Professor of Medicine, UNC. "We are delighted to have access to the analytical capabilities and data insight able to be brought to bear by MedAssurant and look forward to the additional power that this will bring to our research on the topic."

"Postmarketing surveillance is an important tool in determining the long-term safety of approved drugs," says Stephen DeCherney, M.D., M.P.H., a senior vice president of pharmaceuticals & life sciences at MedAssurant. "In this case, the growing number of people suffering from diabetes makes a meaningful evaluation of various long-acting prescription insulin medications an important undertaking.  Unfortunately, previous studies have been challenged by smaller sample sizes, limited patient information, and short observation periods.  In our work with UNC, we have the benefit of the MORE2 Registry, a rich database both in volume and in duration of information that will allow us to understand more deeply the long-term safety risks associated with long-acting prescription insulin."  

About MedAssurant, Inc. MedAssurant, Inc., is a leading technology-enabled healthcare solutions provider focused on the importance of healthcare data and its ability to drive dramatic, objective improvement in clinical and quality outcomes, care management and financial performance throughout the healthcare community. Proprietary healthcare datasets, aggregation and analysis capabilities, combined with a national infrastructure of leading-edge technology, clinical prowess and deep human resources, empowers MedAssurant's advanced generation of healthcare assessment and improvement through highly informed solutions. Driven by a mission to improve today's healthcare landscape, the employees of MedAssurant proudly apply care, ingenuity and dedication to delivering a new approach to healthcare touching more than 100 million Americans – one driven by data and insight – one resulting in meaningful action. Please visit www.medassurant.com for more information.Contacts: Russo Partners LLC on behalf of MedAssurant, Inc. Tony Russo or Lena EvansPhone: 212-845-4251Phone: 212-845-4262tony.russo@russopartnersllc.comlena.evans@russopartnersllc.comMedAssurant, Inc.Alex Burgess4321 Collington RoadBowie, Maryland 20716Phone: 301-809-4000aburgess@medassurant.com
'/>"/>

SOURCE MedAssurant, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. OnePartner selects MobileMD for Health Information Exchange
2. CentraState Healthcare System Selects MobileMD for Health Information Exchange; Introduces EMR Light to Healthcare Community
3. Crothall Healthcare Selects 3M™ Clean-Trace™ for Infection Control Verification
4. Anthera Pharmaceuticals Selects the Merck BioManufacturing Network as Manufacturing Supplier for A-623, Antheras Investigational Novel Peptibody Agent
5. Richter Rubber Technology Selects Vystar Corporations Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) for Products to Launch This Year
6. CURE Foundation Selects Varian Medical Systems to Supply Radiotherapy Technology for Five New Cancer Centers
7. CareFusion Selects Palomar Pomerado Health as Development Partner for Patient Safety Technologies
8. Governor Michael O. Leavitt, Former HHS Secretary and EPA Administrator, Selects WorldWide Speakers Group for Exclusive Representation
9. Federal Government Selects Thomson Reuters to Build Tool That Streamlines Comparative Effectiveness Research
10. Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems Selects ChartAccess® Comprehensive EHR From Prognosis Health Information Systems
11. DMC Sinai-Grace Selects Loopback Communications Readmission Reduction™ Services
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that it was added ... reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global ... is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive ... awareness of our progress in developing drugs for crucial ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Any dentist who ... challenges of the current process. Many of them do not ... the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those ... offer it at such a high cost that the majority ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on the ... announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized ... has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor ... the third quarter of 2016, and to report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high ... low, risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was ... his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” ... He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, ... and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their ... to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated ... Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , ... most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors Luke’s Wings 5th Annual ... Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. The event raised funds ... been wounded in battle and their families. Venture Construction Group is a 2016 Silver ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):