CRUK and Guardant collaborate on precision cancer drugs


Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Cancer Research Horizons, and precision oncology company Guardant Health have launched a collaboration to advance cancer treatment.

The agreement will enable the parties to discuss opportunities for collaboration to support the charity’s research and clinical development activities, focusing primarily on its clinical trials run by its Centre for Drug Development.

This includes the DETERMINE trial – the first UK national precision medicine trial in rare cancers, and other CRUK and Cancer Research Horizons research collaborations.

“Partnering with Cancer Research UK grants us with a unique opportunity to further validate Guardant’s unique technologies, including our proprietary Infinity platform, while providing the support needed for those with rare cancers and others who could greatly benefit from precision oncology,” said Helmy Eltoukhy, co-CEO of Guardant Health. “We’re looking forward to learning more throughout this partnership to provide an even higher-level of quality in our tools.”

Additional potential collaboration activities may include sharing data and samples from the Cancer Research UK-funded research network to further develop and validate Guardant’s technologies.

“Partnering with Guardant Health brings exciting potential for us to accelerate our work by applying best-in-class data-driven insights and technologies to our detection and treatment studies. Our Centre for Drug Development has an excellent track record in bringing novel therapeutics to first-in-human trials and we look forward to seeing the positive impact this collaboration will have on the Centre’s work and beyond,” said Tony Hickson, Chief Business Officer for Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research Horizons.

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