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Web Date: October 12, 2017

Big pharma joins NIH’s Cancer Moonshot for a biomarker hunt

The National Institutes of Health announces a five-year, $215 million partnership with 11 companies to establish biomarkers for immunotherapies
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Eleven drug companies are joining forces with the National Institutes of Health’s Cancer Moonshot mission to deliver immunotherapy to more patients in less time. A partnership launched today will expedite the discovery of cancer immunotherapy biomarkers, molecular bar codes that help doctors know how to treat a tumor and gauge how well a patient responds to a drug.

The Cancer Moonshot Task Force was initiated by former President Barack Obama in February 2016 and initially . . .

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