Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Dutch Firm Acquires Upmc Subsidiary No Change in Staffing Expected

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Dutch Firm Acquires Upmc Subsidiary No Change in Staffing Expected

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A Dutch company with offices in Philadelphia has acquired a UPMC subsidiary, which developed step-by-step guidelines for doctors treating patients with cancer.

Elsevier acquired Via Oncology, a UPMC subsidiary that provides decision support and best practices recommendations for treating cancer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Via Oncology's clinical pathways, which were developed by cancer doctors at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in 2004 and commercialized in 2009, are used by more than 1,500 cancer doctors nationwide. The protocols address more than 2,000 unique patient presentations, including clinical algorithms and specific recommendations for effective cancer treatment.

"Elsevier's acquisition of Via Oncology accelerates our ability to support not only the referential needs of caregivers, but also the workflow needs of clinicians," John Danaher, president of Clinical Solutions at Elsevier, said in a prepared statement. …

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