NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – NanoString Technologies and the Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network said after the close of the market on Tuesday they are collaborating on a multiyear research project to discover biomarkers that may be predictive of clinical outcomes for cancer immunotherapies as single agents as well as in combination. 

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