NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CollabRx today announced a collaboration with the thoracic oncology program at the University of Chicago Medical Center for the interpretation of next-generation sequencing data from cancer mutation panels.

The collaboration will combine the results of cancer mutational panels conducted by researchers at the medical center with clinically actionable and "dynamically updated knowledge" from San Francisco-based CollabRx, including the clinical impact of specific mutational profiles and therapeutic strategies such as drugs and clinical trials.

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