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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Foundation Medicine today said that it has signed a multi-year alliance with Eisai to conduct genomic profiling and diagnostic discovery for an oncology therapeutic candidate being developed by the Japanese drug firm.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based firm said that the goal of the collaboration is to prospectively identify specific genomic alterations in each patient's tumor. The results would be used for patient stratification, for guiding further drug development, and potentially for the commercialization of molecular diagnostic products.

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