Our Mission

The mission of the Society is to improve patient care and outcomes by facilitating implementation of functional assays into clinical care. The purposes are to foster research and development of functional precision medicine solutions across medicine; to accelerate the dissemination of new and relevant research findings among interested parties; to promote education and training about functional precision medicine; to foster solutions for clinical testing of functional precision medicine approaches; and to improve efficiency of adoption of functional precision medicine solutions through interaction with academia, regulatory bodies, industry, and patients.

Become a Member

2022 Capital Campaign

The SFPM is growing, and we need financial support. While we collect annual individual membership dues, these only fund a fraction of our needs. To plan for the future, the SFPM must secure a stable financial basis from which to plan. Even though the Board is made up of unpaid volunteers, we nonetheless have significant costs to defray, particularly with respect to annual meetings and administrative support. With this in mind, we have started the 2022 SFPM Capital Campaign. We are soliciting mainly commercial interests to contribute, but will also recognize and appreciate individual contributions.

Contributions from all tiers will be recognized by name on the SFPM website, however, contributions at the Precision tier will receive preferred logo placement and recognition on the SFPM website, logo and name recognition at each monthly seminar, and institution name and logo prominently displayed at our annual meeting and on meeting marketing materials. Precision tier supporters will also receive ten (10) complimentary memberships to be distributed amongst their institutions. Functional tier supporters will receive name and logo recognition during at least six of our monthly seminars as well as name and logo recognition on our website. Functional tier supporters will also receive five (5) complimentary memberships to be distributed amongst their institutions. Advocate tier supporters will receive name and logo recognition on our website and one (1) complimentary membership. We hope you agree with us that “the future is functional”, and that the SFPM is getting us there faster.

Membership

The SFPM arose out of recognition of the unmet need in matching cancer patients to the therapies best suited for them. Through the use of functional assays, we hope to bridge the gap between patients and the treatments best suited for their cancer. This is possible through research, communication, and collaboration amongst our members and with outreach to the cancer therapy community as a whole. To further the mission, we offer our members the following exclusive benefits

Applications for membership may be submitted at any time during the year. We look forward to having you onboard!

Virtual Monthly Seminars

Come join us for our Virtual Monthly Seminar which will bring together a unique mix of pharmaceutical, academic and technology leaders, the series should not be missed for those interested in the use of assaying technology to further biomarker discovery, drug R&D and personalized healthcare outcomes.

Next Seminar

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 @ 11:30 AM EST

Meeting URL: dfci.zoom.us
Meeting ID: 936 9981 1786 | Password: 351904

Mika Kontro, MD, PhD
Mika Kontro, MD, PhD
University of Helsinki
Predictive value of ex vivo sensitivity testing of venetoclax in AML
Heikki Kuusanmaki, PhD
Heikki Kuusanmaki, PhD
University of Helsinki
Predictive value of ex vivo sensitivity testing of venetoclax in AML

Recent News

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SFPM comment on rule NCD190.8
September 2, 2022

SFPM comment on rule NCD190.8

The SFPM has submitted a comment on CMS rule NCD190.7, which currently acts as a barrier to reimbursement for functional precision medicine assays in the United States. We propose that this outdated rule be retired so that assays can be individually assessed by local Medicare Administrative Contractors for reimbursement. If you agree with this statement, either as an individual or a company in the FPM space, please consider adding your own comment here. Note that comments are being accepted only through Tuesday, September 6, so time is short.

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Functional testing to characterize and stratify PI3K inhibitor responses in chronic lymphocytic leukemia
August 25, 2022

Functional testing to characterize and stratify PI3K inhibitor responses in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitors (PI3Ki) are approved for relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). While patients may show an initial response to these therapies, development of treatment intolerance or resistance remains clinical challenges. To overcome these, prediction of individual treatment responses based on actionable biomarkers is needed. Here, we characterized the activity and cellular effects of ten PI3Ki and investigated whether functional analyses can identify treatment vulnerabilities in PI3Ki-refractory/intolerant CLL and stratify responders to PI3Ki.

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Precision Medicine and Therapeutic Resistance Collection
June 28, 2022

Precision Medicine and Therapeutic Resistance Collection

Check out this great collection of Precision Medicine and Therapeutic Research curated by Cancer Discovery editors selected from the Journal. Some of these select original research articles are followed by their corresponding In the Spotlight commentaries, which serve to place them in the context of their field

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Functional Precision Medicine Provides Clinical Benefit in Advanced Aggressive Hematologic Cancers and Identifies Exceptional Responders
March 15, 2022

Functional Precision Medicine Provides Clinical Benefit in Advanced Aggressive Hematologic Cancers and Identifies Exceptional Responders

This February 2020 issue of Cancer Discovery features reports of two very important prospective clinical trials from SFPM members in Zurich, Vienna, Stockholm and Helsinki. Both studies demonstrate the feasibility and utility of functional precision medicine tools in the clinical oncology setting. A commentary by Tony Letai accompanies these articles.

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Implementing a Functional Precision Medicine Tumor Board for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
March 15, 2022

Implementing a Functional Precision Medicine Tumor Board for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

This February 2020 issue of Cancer Discovery features reports of two very important prospective clinical trials from SFPM members in Zurich, Vienna, Stockholm and Helsinki. Both studies demonstrate the feasibility and utility of functional precision medicine tools in the clinical oncology setting. A commentary by Tony Letai accompanies these articles.

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Functional Precision Medicine: Putting Drugs on Patient Cancer Cells and Seeing What Happens
March 15, 2022

Functional Precision Medicine: Putting Drugs on Patient Cancer Cells and Seeing What Happens

This February 2020 issue of Cancer Discovery features reports of two very important prospective clinical trials from SFPM members in Zurich, Vienna, Stockholm and Helsinki. Both studies demonstrate the feasibility and utility of functional precision medicine tools in the clinical oncology setting. A commentary by Tony Letai accompanies these articles.

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