NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Response Genetics today said it will work with the University of California, San Francisco, on a two-year research study aimed at developing a diagnostic test kit for pancreatic cancer.
 
The company said the study will combine data from patient outcomes with genetic information from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples of pancreatic tissue provided by UCSF.
 

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