Tempus and University of Chicago Medicine Collaborate on Pancreatic Cancer Research Project

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Tempus, a technology company focused on helping doctors personalize cancer care by collecting, sorting and analyzing clinical and molecular data, and pancreatic cancer specialists at the University of Chicago Medicine, announce a new collaboration aimed at accelerating the pace of discovery and, over time, improving treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. It has a five-year survival rate of just nine percent. Lack of effective treatments and early detection methods contribute to this grim prognosis. Personalized approaches to match a patients genomic information to therapies have led to improvements in treatment of other cancer types. None of the genetic mutations commonly seen in pancreatic cancer, however, have druggable targets. Read more . . .