Our Vision

Foundation Medicine is leading a transformation in cancer care, where each patient’s treatment is informed by a deep understanding of the molecular changes that contribute to their disease.

What We Do

We help the cancer community push the field of routine cancer care forward in the following ways:

Patients first. We bring a pan-cancer orientation to the treatment of both solid tumors and hematologic cancers, and help make precision medicine a reality for patients by providing comprehensive genomic profiles to oncologists to help them match their patients to targeted therapies.

Research. We collaborate with drug developers and cancer researchers to identify novel targets and assist in the development of targeted cancer therapies and active clinical trials.

Data. We leverage our molecular information platform, using our growing knowledgebase of genomic information about human cancers and incorporating clinical data, to inform drug development and enable precision medicine.

Our Expertise

We are a passionate group of experts in genome technology, cancer biology, clinical oncology and information science. We are also supported by leaders in business development and commercialization.

Working together, we turn our proven science into commercial products that are rapidly becoming a trusted and routine component of cancer care.

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Our Breakthroughs

FoundationOne®, FoundationOne® Heme and FoundationACT™ reveal the alterations that are driving the growth of a patient’s cancer. This information helps physicians to precisely and confidently identify targeted treatment options that may not have been otherwise considered.

Our assays comprehensively and accurately analyze all genes known to be relevant in human cancers, and find all classes of alterations in these genes that may be contributing to a tumor’s growth.

The field is moving rapidly, and new data becomes available almost daily. Our analysis is informed by the latest information available. We provide physicians with concise, yet detailed, user-friendly reports that clearly explain their patients’ genomic alterations and help match them with the available targeted therapies and clinical trials.

Our molecular information platform continues to grow with every test we run, whether for pharmaceutical or for clinical use. This data can be used to continually improve our understanding of cancer and even find new ways to control its growth.

Making an Impact

We’ve made a difference in the lives of thousands of patients already. But, there’s more work to be done.

Our impact so far:

  • More than 80,000 patients tested with FoundationOne® or FoundationOne® Heme
  • 3 clinical tests on the market
  • 315 cancer-related genes assessed by FoundationOne
  • 405 cancer-related genes assessed by FoundationOne Heme
  • 140+ peer-reviewed papers published
  • More than 30 pharma industry partners
  • First-ever public release of broad pediatric data to stimulate research

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How We Do It

Serving one patient not only helps that patient, but ultimately serves all of the patients that follow, involving every cancer patient in the transformation of cancer care.

Clinical Products

We provide three best-in-class genomic tests for patients—FoundationOne® for solid tumors, FoundationOne® Heme for hematologic malignancies and sarcomas, and FoundationACT™ for patients where tissue biopsy is not feasible. These assays have undergone robust analytic validation and have been proven to be among the most accurate, sensitive, and comprehensive tests available today—which means more options for patient care.

Our test results combine the molecular information from our assays with up-to-date information on the latest scientific and clinical data. We distill this into easy-to-read reports with the most actionable information to help inform patient treatment. We also offer additional materials, services, and real-time data through our technology products, like our Interactive Cancer Explorer®.

We deliver an end-to-end solution from testing to getting access to targeted therapies, enabling you to deliver the best possible care for your patients. Our FoundationACCESS program addresses any financial, access and claim issues for FoundationOne, FoundationOne Heme and FoundationACT testing. Our Careline program offers comprehensive case management services to help patients who are facing obstacles obtaining prescribed targeted therapies and increase physicians’ ability to act on Foundation Medicine testing results, while our Trial Navigator program helps match patients to clinical trials and assists with the enrollment process.

Technology Products & Services

We are creating a dynamic network of users generating valuable information—perhaps the largest database of cancer molecular information in the world, that is easily accessible and can be shared across the cancer community.

Physicians, drug developers, cancer researchers and patient advocates leverage our molecular information platform every day because we connect the dots between real-time patient results, existing therapies and the latest research. Through our products and services, like our Interactive Cancer Explorer, the oncology community has access to genomic and clinical data, advanced analytics and published peer-reviewed research to aid them in treatment decisions and therapy development.

FoundationICE, Foundation Medicine’s Interactive Cancer Explorer, features a brand new approach to increasing the actionability of FoundationOne and FoundationOne Heme results: PatientMatch. With PatientMatch, you can connect with other physicians and share experiences treating patients with similar genomic profiles to inform your treatment decisions.

BioPharma Solutions

As a leader in precision medicine, Foundation Medicine is the trusted partner for BioPharma, providing services and support for genomically-informed oncology drug development and commercialization.

We are currently collaborating with more than 20 biotech and pharmaceutical companies as well as numerous academic medical centers to help accelerate the development of new targeted therapies.

Our suite of solutions:

Precision Clinical Trial Solutions
NGS Biomarker Discovery
Precision or Targeted Enrollment

Molecular Information Solutions
Comprehensive Bioinformatic Analysis
FoundationCORE™ Data Access/Insights
ClinicoGenomic Outcome Analysis

Companion Diagnostic and Regulatory Solutions
Universal pan-cancer CDx platform
Full Regulatory Support Services

Who We Are

Our employees are the true foundation of the company. They bring passion, dedication and curiosity that continuously propel us to the leading edge in the transformation in cancer care.

I am most proud of the hard work that everyone at Foundation Medicine has done to provide the best possible molecular testing for cancer patients.
Garrett Frampton, PhD Associate Director, Bioinformatics

The vision we share as a company is so important, because it keeps the patient at the forefront of everything we do.
Lazaro Garcia, MPH Senior Manager, Laboratory Operations

We are making new discoveries about what drives cancer, and identifying potential therapeutic targets.
Juliann Chmielecki, PhD Associate Director, Cancer Genomics

Knowing that we are directly changing how patients are treated and giving them a more comprehensive view of their disease is what is the most exciting and motivating for me.
Caitlin McMahon Clinical Bioinformatics Analyst

Everyone is driven by a desire to alleviate the suffering of cancer patients and find the best possible options for their treatment.
Rachel Erlich, PhD Senior Director, Biomedical Informatics

I work with an amazing group of individuals both in my department and outside. At the end of the day, we all care about patients receiving the best treatment options available for them.
Anthony Burris Client Services Representative

You dream of what you’re going to do as a kid. If you have a dream of doing something significant in medicine, you’re actually realizing your childhood dream at Foundation Medicine and that’s an opportunity I never really expected to have.
Julia Elvin, MD, PhD Senior Associate Medical Director

It makes me really proud to know how high Foundation Medicine ranks in all these work surveys that we do. I believe it’s a testament to the amazing work culture we have.
Jennifer Bun Supervisor, Client Services

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