NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute said today that it has struck an agreement with a South Korean hospital to partner on the development and application of proteomic tools in a clinical environment.

NCI's Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research (OCCPR) and Seoul National University Cancer Hospital (SNUCH) have inked a memorandum of understanding under which SNUCH will test proteomic technologies, standards, workflows, and protein assays developed by NCI's Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC).

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