NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Foundation Medicine will work together to conduct a randomized controlled trial to compare standard treatment with targeted therapies selected based on the molecular alterations in a patient's tumor.

Led by MD Anderson's Apostolia Tsimberidou, the study, IMPACT2, will evaluate whether genomically guided cancer care results in longer progression-free survival in patients with advanced disease.

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