New molecular medicine institute in UK

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  • Published: Oct 27, 2014
  • Author: Jon Evans
  • Channels: Electrophoresis / Detectors / Sample Preparation / Laboratory Informatics / HPLC / Ion Chromatography / Gas Chromatography / Proteomics & Genomics

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The University of Oxford in the UK has teamed up with the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine to establish the Chan Soon-Shiong Oxford Center for Molecular Medicine (CSSOCMM). It will be the first center in the UK designed to support the delivery of individualized, data-driven genomic and proteomic medicine for cancer patients.

With a grant of $50 million from the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute, the center will obtain large-scale sequencing capabilities for patient-level genomic, epigenomic and proteomic studies, as well as novel tools and super-computing technology to support critical decision making for cancer treatment. It will be located on the same site as the University of Oxford's new Precision Cancer Medicine Institute.

'Through this partnership, we are furthering our ability to use cutting edge technologies to allow radically new approaches to cancer care,' said Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford. 'We will gain new understanding of how large amounts of genomic and other molecular data can be combined with clinical data to tell us much more about a patient’s cancer. The data will provide a rich resource for cancer research, drive the development of new drugs and support the design of clinical trials. And ultimately, the treatment course a patient receives will be determined by the characteristics of the cancer they have.'

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