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Fox Chase Cancer Center signs agreement with Life Technologies Corp.
Date:6/13/2011

n to be gathered about individual patient tumors offers the possibility of transforming the way patients are recruited into cancer clinical trials of new targeted therapies.

The executive director of the Cancer Genome Institute at Fox Chase will be Jeff Boyd, Ph.D., senior vice president for molecular medicine at Fox Chase. The chief scientific officer for the new facility will be Dietrich A. Stephan, Ph.D., founder and CEO of the Institute for Individualized Health.

The Cancer Genome Institute at Fox Chase will be located in a new state-of-the-art facility on Fox Chase's campus, adjacent to established research and clinical programs, a location that will help facilitate its translational mission. Current facilities include a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified diagnostics environment and a well-annotated repository of tumor and tissue samples. Fox Chase is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with phase 1 and 2 trial capabilities for testing new therapies as well as proximity to many of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.


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Fox Chase Cancer Center
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