About Deerfield

Launched in 1994, Deerfield Management Company is an investment firm dedicated to advancing healthcare through information, investment, and philanthropy—all toward the end goal of cures for disease, improved quality of life, and reduced cost of care.

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Supporting companies across the healthcare ecosystem with flexible funding models…

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A New York City-based not-for-profit devoted to advancing innovative health care initiatives.

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Portfolio Companies

Deerfield generally maintains a combined portfolio of more than 150 private and public investments across the life science, medical device, diagnostic, digital health and health service industries at all stages of evolution from start-up to mature company.

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Research Collaborations

Deerfield partners with leading academic research centers, providing critical funding and expertise to further sustain and accelerate the commercialization of discoveries toward meaningful societal impact by advancing cures for disease.

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Strategic Partners

As a strategic partner, Deerfield offers capital, scientific expertise, business operating support, and unique access to innovation.

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Deerfield Foundation

The Deerfield Foundation is a New York City-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve health, accelerate innovation and promote human equity.

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Cure Campus

Cure is a 12-story innovations campus in New York City that intends to bring together innovators from academia, government, industry, and the not-for-profit sectors to advance human health and accelerate the fight against disease.

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Cure Programming

Cure has a series of expert lectures intended to advance thought in healthcare, management, innovation, policy, and other relevant subjects. This fosters growth and education for those at Cure and its guests.

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Trends in the molecular diagnosis of lung cancer, results from an online market research survey

Survey goals

To better understand the challenges that practices face in testing patients for oncogenic drivers, as well as the uptake of various testing technologies, a questionnaire was developed to obtain the opinions and experiences of practicing medical oncologists regarding the molecular testing process. Numerous specialties are involved in decisions about when and how to test patients and rarely does a single individual have full knowledge of all the steps in the process. However, as the primary point of contact with the patient, the medical oncologist was identified as the person most likely to provide insight into the entire process, from diagnosis, to testing, to treatment. The setting of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was identified as an area of focus due to the presence of multiple known oncogenic drivers and approved targeted agents, as well as the existence of several approved molecular diagnostics in that setting.