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Bayer HealthCare Announces Collaboration with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Date:12/11/2013

WHIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare announced today that the company has signed a master agreement for the performance of clinical trials with the Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The agreement aims to bolster ongoing and future collaborative clinical programs in oncology and bring new cancer treatments to patients. The growing oncology franchise of Bayer HealthCare explores specific treatment approaches for various tumors, including such common types of cancer as prostate, colorectal and breast cancer, as well as rarer forms like kidney, liver and thyroid cancer. MD Anderson Cancer Center ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention.

The two organizations, as part of the agreement, have formed a joint committee comprising clinicians and scientists from Bayer HealthCare's sites in Berlin, Germany and Whippany, New Jersey and from MD Anderson in Houston, Texas, to plan and conduct clinical trials with investigational anti-cancer agents developed by Bayer HealthCare.

"We are looking forward to collaborating with MD Anderson and believe the collaboration will help to bring promising new cancer treatments to patients," noted Professor Andreas Busch, Head of Global Drug Discovery and Member of the Executive Committee of Bayer HealthCare. "MD Anderson has outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. The alliance is another significant step underlining our focus in oncology."

"We look forward to working with our Bayer HealthCare colleagues to translate scientific discoveries into novel cancer therapeutics," said Professor Aman Buzda
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