NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific said today that it will collaborate with the Newman-Lakka Institute for Personalized Cancer Care at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center on methods for detecting and tracking blood-based protein biomarkers for various cancers.

The work will focus on applying the company's liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry equipment along with its mass spectrometry immunoassay technology to identify markers for breast and prostate cancer as well as tumor-associated blood vessel formation.

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