NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Exact Sciences and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced an agreement to develop and commercialize blood-based screening and diagnostic tools for the early detection of lung cancer. 

Under the terms of the deal, the partners will develop a lung cancer screening test to determine the need for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). The partners said such a test could be used to screen about 11 million Americans considered to be high-risk smokers and former smokers. 

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Jul
24
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Qiagen

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Jul
25
Sponsored by
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Aug
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Agena Bioscience

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