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MD Anderson, Foundation Medicine, team up to improve targeted therapies in metastatic disease
Date:8/14/2014

Biostatistics. Physicians and researchers will be able to select eligible patients who may benefit and contribute to all aspects of the study.

Information derived from tumor profiling will be available three weeks from the start of enrollment to guide treatment decisions.

"We're pleased to collaborate with Dr. Tsimberidou and MD Anderson on this important clinical trial that's bringing the benefits of FoundationOne to patients with cancer," said Michael J. Pellini, M.D., president and CEO of Foundation Medicine. "This trial, and others like it, are helping to drive the oncology field forward at a pace never seen before, supporting the evaluation and development of targeted therapies. It will ultimately help to provide safer and more effective treatments for all patients with cancer."

"Through this effort we're partnering with a leader in genomic testing and analysis to further demonstrate how tumor profiling has the potential to improve therapies and reduce development costs," said Ferran Prat, Ph.D., J.D. and vice president of MD Anderson's Strategic Industry Ventures.


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Contact: William Fitzgerald
wbfitzgerald@mdanderson.org
713-792-9518
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
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