The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced it formed a research alliance with GlaxoSmithKline to strengthen its efforts in advancing therapies that train the body's immune system to combat cancer.
The collaboration completes an ambitious plan to partner with leading pharmaceutical companies to more rapidly develop cancer immunotherapies as part of MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program.
GSK and MD Anderson will work together to identify new therapeutic approaches, evaluate patient responses in clinical trials and use those insights to develop immunotherapy drugs.
MD Anderson recognized the potential of immune-based therapies by creating one of the platforms that supports its Moon Shoots Program, the institution's 10-year commitment to more rapidly develop therapies and other interventions to significantly reduce cancer deaths.
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