Strategic Alliances

Corporate Alliances

A research collaboration was established in 2007 between the Belfer Institute of Applied Cancer Science and Merck & Co., Inc. to discover new cancer targets, define the biological context of those targets, and co-develop novel cancer therapeutics to reach those targets. In December 2010 the Belfer Institute and Merck agreed to extend the collaboration for two more years.

In 2010, the Belfer Institute of Applied Cancer Science and Sanofi-Aventis also established a cancer research alliance focused on identification and validation of novel cancer targets, discovery of novel therapeutics and associated biomarkers.

In the News

Poster presentation, PDx Platform of High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer, at the 2014 AACR General Meeting in San Diego by Sangeetha Palakurthi PhD, Head of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology.

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Oral presentation, Serial monitoring of EGFR mutations in plasma NSCLC patients by ddPCR, at the 2014 AACR General Meeting in San Diego by Cloud Paweletz PhD, Head of Translational Research Lab.

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Findings from the Translational Research Lab within the Belfer Institute demonstrate that circulating DNA from non-invasive plasma samples is a promising biomarker to monitor response and predict resistance in the clinic.

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Belfer scientists collaborate with W. Kaelin MD , to demonstrate that the Ikaros family of transcription factors are key downstream mediators of the efficacy of thalidomide-like drugs.

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Pioneering study from the lab of Kwok Wong MD PhD, demonstrating that specific tumor mutations can drive immune escape, which has significant implications for the clinical development of immunomodulatory agents.

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