Navigation Links
BGI and ACRG announce collaboration to accelerate cancer research in Asia
Date:2/17/2012

Shenzhen, China - BGI, the world's largest genomics organization and Asia Cancer Research Group (ACRG), a not-for-profit organization established to accelerate research and ultimately improve treatment for patients affected with the most commonly-diagnosed cancers in Asia, jointly announced a new collaboration on cancer genomics research as part of ACRG's mission to generate a unique and best-in-class data source on cancers prevalent in Asia, and to accelerate research and development of improved treatments for those cancers by freely sharing the resulting data with the scientific community.

The two parties will work together to conduct genomic research on lung cancer and liver cancer, two of the most common cancers in Asia. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers for males and causes about 1.3 million deaths globally per year. The incidence of lung cancer has risen dramatically for both males and females in Asia in past decades. Liver cancer is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, causes nearly 700,000 deaths worldwide annually, half of which occur in China.

BGI and ACRG will conduct the lung and liver cancer studies at the genomic level. ACRG will provide samples of lung and liver cancer tissues, and BGI will sequence these samples on its large-scale next-generation sequencing platforms, produce high-quality data output and provide bioinformatics analysis.

"The collaboration will accelerate the establishment of a pharmacogenomic database for Asian lung and liver cancers," said Dr. Mao Mao, President of ACRG. "Through this collaboration and the subsequent sharing of information with the broader scientific community, we are hoping to increase our knowledge of these two common cancers in Asia, and to accelerate the development of new diagnostic methods and therapies."

"We are very excited about this new partnership with ACRG. Given BGI's expertise in genomics research and ACRG's advances in cancer studies, I believe this partnership will accelerate cancer research, from understanding the basic mechanism to developing effective treatments for cancer," said Professor Huanming Yang, Chairman of BGI. "It's our first time applying comprehensive solutions to cancer research, and we believe the study will bring new perspectives for researchers that could facilitate biotechnology and pharmaceutical research in the future." he added.


'/>"/>
Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. A major prize in the chemical sciences announced by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
2. 2008 SNM Wagner-Torizuka Fellowships announced
3. NIAID announces 25 new awards to develop radiation countermeasures
4. Aware Announces Q3 2008 Earnings Conference Call
5. Governor Doyle announces historic genomic research collaboration
6. BIO-key(R) Announces Additional $245,000 in Third Quarter Public Safety Orders
7. San Diego Supercomputer Center and UCSD announce Triton Resource
8. NARSAD announces 2008 Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Research on Mental Health Disorders
9. GUMC and Oak Ridge National Labs announce unique research partnership
10. Parkinsons Disease Foundation announces award of $150,000
11. Jefferson Department of Surgery announces new pancreas tumor registry
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/11/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... ... at a CAGR of 30.37% during the period 2017-2021. ... based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. ... the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... April 5, 2017 Today HYPR Corp. ... the server component of the HYPR platform is officially ... the end-to-end security architecture that empowers biometric authentication across ... has already secured over 15 million users across the ... of connected home product suites and physical access represent ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... The research team of The Hong Kong ... identification by adopting ground breaking 3D fingerprint minutiae recovery and matching ... and accuracy for use in identification, crime investigation, immigration control, security ... ... A research team led by ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to improve patient outcomes and quality of life, ... in analytical testing are being attributed to new regulatory requirements for all new ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... ... a basic first aid supply for any work environment, but most personal eye wash can ... a dangerous substance enters both eyes? It’s one less decision, and likely quicker response time ... , “Whether its dirt and debris, or an acid or alkali, getting anything in your ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands and LAGUNA HILLS, ... that The Institute of Cancer Research, London ... will use MMprofiler™ with SKY92, SkylineDx,s prognostic tool to risk-stratify ... high-risk trial known as MUK nine . The University ... this trial, which is partly funded by Myeloma UK, and ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... 2017 , ... San Diego-based team building and cooking events company, Lajollacooks4u, has ... The bold new look is part of a transformation to increase awareness, appeal to ... period. , It will also expand its service offering from its signature gourmet cooking ...
Breaking Biology Technology: