Press Releases

CancerIQ Featured in Rock Health Report on Female Leadership in Healthcare

October 30, 2017- Rock Health, a digital health venture fund based in San Francisco, released their yearly report on women in healthcare leadership. Since their first report in 2012, the landscape for women in healthcare has remained mostly unchanged, leaving 45% of women polled to feel cynical about the future. While this year looked mostly the same regarding female representation in the Fortune 500 C-suite realm of leadership (only 11% of hospital CEOs are women), a beacon of light did emerge. Female CEOs represented 24% of digital health companies founded in 2016, compared to 16% in 2015. 

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OSF Healthcare Features CancerIQ Partnership

October 26, 2017- Peoria, IL- In 2015, the OSF Innovation Partnership team collaborated with CancerIQ, a startup out of MATTER in Chicago topilot the company’s innovative, genetic screening tool within the OSF HealthCare Centers for Breast Health in Peoria that helps identify patients at high risk for breast cancer.

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CancerIQ Co-Founder, Dr. Funmi Olopade honored with 2017 ASCO Humanitarian Award

June 3, 2017- Chicago, IL-  Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade, CancerIQ co-founder, was honored with the 2017 ASCO HumanitarianAward during the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. First presented in 2011, the Humanitarian Award recognizes an oncologist who personifies ASCO’s mission

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New study brings greater precision to breast cancer diagnosis and care for black women

Thursday, May 4, 2017– University of Chicago world-renowned oncologist and CancerIQ board member, Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade has spent years studying the racial disparities black woman face in breast cancer survival. Now, in the final study with her team from The Cancer Genome Atlas , she has made yet another breakthrough to understand the differences in mortality rates for black and white breast cancer patients.
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Feyi Olopade Ayodele Joins Komen Chicago for Discussion on Purpose in Career

April 21, 2017– Chicago, IL– On the morning of Friday, April 21, 2017, CancerIQ CEO, Feyi Olopade and fellow Chicago-area leaders convened for a networking breakfast and discussion about the power of “Brand Meets Purpose.”

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CancerIQ rings closing bell at NASDAQ with other top Chicago innovators

March 27, 2017– New York, NY–  You can take the innovators out of Chicago, but you definitely can’t take Chicago out of the innovators. On Monday, March 27, this couldn’t have been more true as CancerIQ joined fellow Chicago Innovation Award winners and Mayor Rahm Emanuel in New York City to ring the Closing Nasdaq Bell.

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CancerIQ Featured on list of Top 10 Disruptive Chicago Startups

March 17, 2017-  Chicago, the city of wintertime “dibs” and deep dish pizza also lays claim to some impressive innovation. Both artificial intelligence and Internet of Things companies hold firm ground in Chicago, but the city also has opportunities in big data and virtual reality.

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Four Exceptional Leaders Join Forces for International Women's Day

Joy Lyu Monohan, Julie Harris, Feyi Olopade Ayodele, Karen E. Dunning and Seema Ackerman pose for a photo after the Q&A discussion

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CancerIQ, Chicago Innovation Award Winners, Meet With County President

February 21, 2017- Chicago, IL– On February 21, CancerIQ joined fellow winners of the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards for a roundtable discussion with Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle to talk about their innovations and the positive impact technology can have for the County and the entire region.

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CancerIQ CEO, Feyi Olopade featured Alumni at St. Paul's School

November 25, 2016- What if, as part of your routine well visit to your primary care physician, you could track your predispositions – genetic and otherwise – for developing cancer? 
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