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NEW YORK – Fox Chase Cancer Center and digital health startup Genome Profiling (GenPro) have partnered to identify a new immune system epigenetic biomarker to predict patient response to anti-PD1 antibody checkpoint inhibitor therapy.

Wayne, Pennsylvania-based GenPro will use its EpiMarker machine-learning platform and method to identify an interactive network of genomic DNA methylation sites in patients' circulating immune cells that may be predictive of response to therapies.

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