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National Institutes of Health Selects Decision Lens to Prioritize Cancer Antigens

August 7, 2009

National Cancer Institute Leads New, Innovative Approach to Research Funding

Arlington, VA— Decision Lens, a leading provider of desktop and Web-based decision support software for enterprise resource allocation and planning, is partnering with The National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute (NCI) to identify specific cancer vaccine target antigens for accelerated research.

Using Decision Lens software, NCI developed a list of "ideal" cancer antigen criteria/characteristics and evaluated numerous representative antigens against those criteria for potential accelerated funding. Decision Lens enabled NCI to capture input from academia, industry and government in an un-biased and structured way.

NCI has recognized potential in some developmental cancer vaccines, and is interested in new approaches for identification, prioritization, and funding of translational cancer research. "We're pleased to offer our software and services to help NCI explore new research opportunities," explained Decision Lens CEO John Saaty. 

Decision Lens has developed a unique solution to help governmental, non- governmental, and business organizations make critical decisions on crucial issues using the intelligence of key players, vital data and other relevant factors. The system is available in a desktop version and as a secure online edition, which enables key-decision makers anywhere in the world to participate in real-time.

Decision Lens software is used throughout the federal government including organizations such as the Joint Staff, DoD (Navy, Army, Air Force, Military Health System and others), Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Intelligence Community. Within the commercial market, Decision Lens has numerous well- known clients including Johnson and Johnson, Corporate Executive Board, and eBay among other organizations.

About Decision Lens 

Decision Lens Inc. provides easy-to-use software solutions to take the guesswork out of mission-critical enterprise planning, financial, IT and performance-related decisions.

Powerful desktop and Web-based applications enable Decision Lens clients to save billions of dollars, aligning their strategic operational goals and priorities with the best possible investments in people, projects, products and suppliers.

Sophisticated mathematical analysis, superior reporting and world-class performance visualization capabilities allow Decisions Lens users to instantly understand the potential ramifications of changing business scenarios. For more information, contact Decision Lens at 703-399-2100 or www.decisionlens.com.