Sunquest Information Systems to Host Tucson Cancer Moonshot Summit
Event will align with the White House-led National Cancer Moonshot Initiative
TUCSON, Ariz., June 28, 2016 - Sunquest Information Systems Inc. today announced it will host the Tucson Cancer Regional Moonshot Summit on June 29 at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson. The event will convene local leaders across health, private industry and philanthropic sectors as part of the White House-led National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
The Sunquest-hosted event will unite individuals and organizations across the community under the charge of doubling the rate of progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. The Summit is one of numerous events scheduled the same day across the nation to share updates and facilitate discussions on how to end cancer as we know it.
“The Cancer Moonshot Summit aligns perfectly with Sunquest’s emphatic commitment to improving healthcare and impacting the lives of one billion patients,” said Matthew Hawkins, president of Sunquest. “We’re excited to collaborate with other Tucson organizations who share our passion for solving the complexities of cancer, defying the bounds of innovation and accelerating progress in this fight.”
Summit participants include leaders of several Tucson-based organizations committed to cancer research, diagnostics, treatment, and care sectors and include the American Cancer Society Tucson, Arizona Oncology, Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, HTG Molecular and Yuma Regional Medical Center Cancer Center. During the event, company leaders will share details about their organizations’ efforts to accelerate cancer research and treatment and engage in a group discussion facilitated by Sunquest.
Sunquest is a market leader for laboratory software, blood banking and transfusion services, and specimen collection and management. Sunquest recently acquired GeneInsight Inc., an IT company that streamlines the analysis, interpretation and reporting of complex genetic tests, such as tumor testing for somatic mutations. With the acquisition of GeneInsight, Sunquest seamlessly integrates genetics findings into routine diagnostics workflows and makes findings available to clinicians in real-time.