Patient being treated at New York Cancer & Blood Specialists

Our Vision

The experience of every cancer patient is a powerful legacy. Each patient’s story has the unique potential to teach us something new about the way cancer works, and help us find more effective treatments, faster.

At Flatiron, we believe that learning from the experience of every cancer patient is an imperative — it is the key to accelerating research and continuing to improve the quality of care. What stands in the way is an overwhelming technology challenge: Much of the available, real-world clinical data is unstructured and stored across thousands of disconnected community clinics, medical centers and hospitals. It is a problem that we believe we can solve.

Carolyn Starrett, CEO, Flatiron Health

Our Story

Flatiron Health has come a long way since 2012, when entrepreneurs Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg saw firsthand how a fragmented and siloed healthcare system impacted a family member’s cancer treatment, and set out to gather the best minds in medicine and technology to transform the way cancer is understood and treated. Today, Flatiron continues to lead in U.S. oncology real-world data; partners with hundreds of cancer centers and the world’s top developers of oncology therapeutics, and collaborates with researchers and regulators to accelerate R&D and impact treatment for patients worldwide. In 2018, Flatiron became an independent affiliate of the Roche Group. In April 2021, Nat and Zach stepped down from Flatiron management and Carolyn Starrett succeeded Nat as CEO. Nat remains Chair of Flatiron’s Board of Directors.

Quick facts:

  • We work with >280 community cancer centers & seven major academic cancer centers across the U.S., as well as 20+ top global developers of oncology therapeutics.

  • Of almost 3 million patient records available for research in our network, 80% are from community practices, 20% are from academic cancer centers.

  • Our 2,500+ employees include software engineers, data scientists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, health professionals and other experts.

  • We partner with the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® and others, and we are a founding member of the RWE Alliance.

  • Insights from our real-world data have helped expand treatment alternatives for people with gastric, esophageal and breast cancer, and illuminated the impact of healthcare policy on racial disparities in time to treatment.

  • Flatiron Health was founded in 2012 and has been an independent affiliate of the Roche Group since 2018.