“It is well understood that achieving the full potential of precision medicine for all cancer patients depends on the sharing of patients’ genomic and molecular data and clinical information. To this end, several efforts — including the Genomic Data Commons, ORIEN, and CancerLinQ — have been established to facilitate data sharing among clinicians and researchers and to create an open environment in which data sharing is more commonplace. Despite these improvements, patients’ health data is trapped in silos spread across a fragmented cancer ecosystem, which remains one of the most significant obstacles to advancing precision medicine.

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