Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and Serametrix will collaborate on developing a serum-based assay that will measure autoantibodies to help doctors predict which patients are likely to respond to a brain cancer immunotherapy being developed by the hospital.

The partnership, announced this week, is part of the Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy Program at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. Within this program, researchers are developing new treatments for children with relapsed tumors that aim to bolster their immune response against cancer cells.

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