Two Research Studies Supported by Medidata to be Presented at ASH 2018

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NEW YORK – Nov. 20, 2018 – The Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN) will present results of a large-scale proteomics study of idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD), supported by Medidata Rave Omics, at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. The CDCN will also share an overview of its poster presentation and abstract at the Medidata (NASDAQ: MDSO) booth (#257).

The CDCN, a global non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating research and treatments for Castleman disease, in collaboration with Medidata Rave Omics, will share an overview of its serum proteomics study abstract at the Medidata booth on December 2 at 2 p.m. The CDCN’s research findings presented at ASH include:

  • Identification of six proteomically unique iMCD disease subtypes or disease states

  • Evidence of proteomic predictors of anti-interleukin-6 treatment response  

  • Etiological insights into the poorly understood rare disease

CDCN and Medidata speakers:

  • Dustin Shilling, Castleman Disease Collaborative Network

  • David Lee, chief data officer, Medidata

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) will also present new research supported by the Medidata Rave Patient Cloud at ASH. The aim of the study is to assess whether the use of mobile wearable technology establishes patterns of “sleep” and “wake” states in newly diagnosed patients receiving therapy, and if these patterns differ over time. Activity, sleep data, and completed patient reported outcome (ePRO) questionnaire data were automatically synced and transferred to the Medidata Rave platform.

Learn more about Medidata at ASH 2018.

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About Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN)

CDCN is a global initiative dedicated to accelerating research and treatment for Castleman disease (CD) to improve survival for all patients with CD. The CDCN’s innovative approach first involved building a global community of over 400 physicians and researchers, assembling a scientific advisory board of 28 experts from eight countries, and supporting and engaging patients in research prioritization. Then, the CDCN crowdsourced among the global community to identify gaps in medical knowledge and determine high priority research projects. In parallel, the CDCN connects and supports thousands of CD patients around the world. Now, the CDCN recruits top researchers to conduct studies, and works with patients, loved ones, and the public to raise funding to enable these studies. More information is available at:



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