California robotic systems maker Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) teamed up with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology to support the group’s new registry, which will examine treatment outcomes for 3 types of cancer that affect women.
The new Society of Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Outcomes Registry (SGO COR) will aggregate data on surgery and other management for endometrial, ovarian and cervical cancer. The registry has the financial support of a handful of industry groups, but is independent of industry influence, according to a press release.
"SGO COR will provide researchers the opportunity to use data to foster quality and patient safety improvements. The registry will be a valuable resource for clinical effectiveness research and risk modeling through establishment of international, national and regional benchmarks," SGO executive director Mary Eiken said in prepared remarks. "We wholeheartedly believe that this initiative will make a significant impact on the future of women’s healthcare and the fight against women’s cancer."
The study has already conducted "alpha" testing at 5 sites and is moving into "beta" testing. The registry will become available to SGO members this fall, the group said.