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Genomic Cancer Care Alliance Formed

Friday, June 04, 2010 5:00:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal Staff

Carlsbad, California  --  A consortium of life science companies have created an alliance for genomic cancer care.

Called the Genomic Cancer Care Alliance, the group is made up of four founding members: Life Technologies Corporation, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Scripps Genomic Medicine and the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

The alliance said it intends to launch a pilot study to determine whether whole genome sequencing can be used to create better treatment decisions for difficult to treat cancers.

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