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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bristol-Myers Squibb and Boston Medical Center are collaborating on a multi-year research study on biomarkers that indicate sensitivity and resistance to standard-of-care checkpoint inhibitors.

The goal of the study is to identify prognostic and predictive immuno-oncology biomarkers across different cancers. The researchers will explore not only tissue and circulating biomarkers but also the role of the microbiome in predicting benefit from immune checkpoint inhibitors.

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