Illumina Joins WIN Consortium in Personalized Cancer Medicine

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015


SAN DIEGO and VILLEJUIF, France—September 23, 2015—Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN), the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, today announced it has joined the Worldwide Innovative Networking (WIN) Consortium. Founded on the recognition that greater success can be achieved through collaboration than any organization can achieve alone, the WIN Consortium is a global network of leading academic, industry, insurance and non-profit research organizations working to make personalized cancer care a reality for patients worldwide.
“We are very pleased to welcome Illumina to WIN,” said Dr. John Mendelsohn, Chairman of the WIN Consortium and the Director of the Khalifa Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center. “Their expertise will be invaluable as we work to accelerate the pace and reduce the cost of translating novel cancer treatments to the bedside by developing and applying, through worldwide clinical trials, the most promising advances in genomic-based cancer research.”
“The WIN Consortium is uniquely bringing together renowned institutions and cancer researchers from around the world. By working together, we will be able to generate the type of clinical utility data needed to define the value of next-generation genomic testing for oncology, as well as newer methods such as liquid biopsy,” said John Leite, Vice President of Illumina’s Oncology business. “We look forward to collaborating, with the ultimate goal of making personalized therapy a reality for cancer patients.”

About Illumina

Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Our focus on innovation has established us as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, serving customers in the research, clinical and applied markets. Our products are used for applications in the life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging segments. To learn more, visit www.illumina.com and follow @illumina.
About the WIN Consortium

Founded in 2010, WIN is an initiative from the Institut Gustave Roussy (France) and University of Texas MD Anderson cancer center (USA). WIN is unique structurally in that it brings together organizations from academia, business and not-for-profits to focus on translating the latest advances in personalized cancer medicine into the standard of care. WIN is built on the recognition that all stakeholders in personalized cancer therapy must collaborate and share information, in order to effectively bring the latest innovations in personalized cancer care to the patient. WIN is a non-profit organization formed by 40 renowned members: Academic cancer centres (25 centers in 17 countries), companies (Blue Cross Blue Shield, Agilent Technologies, GE Healthcare, Oracle Health Services, Foundation Medicine, Takeda, AstraZeneca and Pfizer), non-profit organizations such as EORTC, CRUK and Fondation ARC. WIN organizes an annual symposium in Paris dedicated to personalized medicine. For further information, please visit www.winconsortium.org and www.winsymposium.org.


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WIN represents a global collaboration of cancer centers, life science and biotech organizations, pharmaceutical and technology companies, health plans, and not-for-profit organizations.
The Worldwide Innovative Networking (WIN) Consortium in personalized cancer medicine was initiated in 2010 with leadership from leading cancer centers worldwide. WIN is a non-profit, non-governmental organization headquartered in Paris.

WIN was created to accelerate the pace and reduce the cost of translating novel cancer treatments to the bedside by developing and applying, through worldwide clinical trials and research projects, the most promising advances in genomic-based cancer research. WIN aims to initiate research projects each year in a global consortium guided by an independent scientific advisory board.

WIN now includes 35 institutional members. These stakeholders have come together from all parts of the world to address the challenge of increasing the efficacy of cancer diagnostics and therapeutics by understanding the genetics and biology of each individual’s tumor and accounting for genetic differences across diverse populations—from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Our goal is to significantly improve outcomes for patients around the globe. We aim to increase the number of patients worldwide that have access to innovative, global clinical trials in the area of genomic-based cancer therapeutics. Global diversity and inclusion of all stakeholders is WIN’s most important and differentiating asset.
WIN is comprised of organizations representing all stakeholders in personalized cancer medicine.
WIN enables cross-sector collaborations designed to accelerate the speed and efficacy with which breakthroughs in personalized cancer medicine can be realized and brought to patients worldwide.

Our members include leading academic, pharmaceutical, life science, not-for-profit, health IT, and healthpayer organizations.
Our members include 25 leading academic centers representing 17 countries and four continents, enabling coordinated studies with a global patient population.
The response to a genetically-targeted therapy can vary due to differences in ethnicity and environment. WIN's global studies are designed to identify and account for this variability, enhancing the speed and efficacy with which novel discoveries can be made and brought to patients around the world.

WIN's first trial, WINTHER, is currently being carried out through a collaboration between six academic centers in five countries, with key support from Europe (EUFP7), Fondation ARC, Pfizer and other pharma companies.
WIN prioritizes cross-sector interaction designed to enhance learning across and between continents and healthcare sectors.
WIN Symposia, held annually in Paris, bring together hundreds of leaders representing all stakeholders from around the world in a forum designed to promote the exchange of ideas and information.