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Janssen R&D, MMRF In Personalized Medicine Pact

June 21, 2013

To discover and develop new approaches to treating multiple myeloma

Janssen R&D, LLC has joined the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) pre-competitive consortium (PCC) to discover and develop new approaches to treating multiple myeloma through the organization’s Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI). This initiative includes CoMMpass Study (Relating Clinical Outcomes in Multiple Myeloma to Personal Assessment of Genetic Profile) that collects comprehensive clinical information and molecular profiles of 1,000 newly diagnosed patients for a minimum of five years. Data collected provides researchers with insights needed to more completely characterize the genetic subtypes of multiple myeloma based on responsiveness to specific treatment regimens, with the goal of enabling individualized treatment options.
Members of the PCC provide scientific and financial support for the PMI. This collaborative partnership structure provides researchers access to the findings from CoMMpass to accelerate drug discovery and development efforts in multiple myeloma and potentially other cancers.
“Our partnership with the oncology industry’s leaders will help to drive scientific and clinical innovation through new models of collaboration,” said Walter M. Capone, chief operating officer of the MMRF. “We are deeply gratified to have Janssen R&D join this breakthrough initiative, and sincerely appreciate all the members of the PCC for their vision, commitment, and support of our mission to accelerate the translation of research findings into therapeutic advancements for patients.”

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