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NIH partners 11 drugmakers to accelerate cancer therapy research

October 12, 2017, 7:05 am by Reuters Health News

(Reuters) - The National Institutes of Health said on Thursday it had partnered 11 biopharma companies to help advance a new class of drugs that uses the body's immune system to fight cancer.


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