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STSI joins JAX consortium to develop targeted cancer therapies

October 25, 2017

"By joining this consortium, Scripps will contribute to and share in a tumor library that will vastly exceed what any institution could build on its own," said Nicholas J. Schork, Ph.D., director of bioinformatics and biostatistics at STSI. "This shared resource ultimately will greatly expand research capacity for all consortium members, with the goal of accelerating drug development for individualized approaches to each type of tumor."

Located at The Jackson Laboratory's JAX--West facility in Sacramento, Calif., the Primary Human Tumor Consortium seeks additional health care and research partners to speed the development of this tumor library resource. To date, the consortium has engrafted 172 tumors, with tumor sites including prostate, pancreas, lung, kidney, colon, breast, brain and bladder.

"The biomedical research community needs a common, readily accessible resource to support this vital effort," said JAX Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Chuck Hewett, Ph.D. "No single cancer center has a sufficiently broad patient population to meet this need, so we must work together."

Source: Jackson Laboratory