PACE (Patient Access to Cancer care Excellence), a Lilly Oncology initiative, exists to encourage public policies and health care decisions that speed the development of new medicines, assure cancer treatments respond to the needs and qualities of individual patients, and improve patient access to the most effective cancer medicines. In 2012, the PACE Global Council convened to identify potential barriers to innovation in oncology research and specific strategies to remove obstacles to improved cancer care. From this meeting emerged a recognition of the need to build understanding among researchers, policymakers, and patient advocates of the contributions of continuous innovation in the fight against cancer. Download Brochure
RLA’s initial role was to conduct for the Global Council an analysis of the public policy environment and barriers to rapid research and development in oncology. RLA then developed the PACE Continuous Innovation Indicators™ (CII) – the first, evidence-based, customizable online tool to review progress against cancer over time. The CII provides an interactive platform for conducting a variety of analyses across 12 types of cancer. RLA regularly updates the CII with the latest data and presents consequent research at scientific conferences.