NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - OncoMethylome Sciences said yesterday that it has extended an existing agreement with Schering-Plough to provide methylation testing in clinical trials focused on brain cancer and other cancers.
 
The agreement applies to OncoMethylome’s methylation assay for the MGMT biomarker, which has been shown to be methylated in a number of cancer types.
 

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