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VA, cancer group team for personalized medicine research effort
Modern Healthcare

The Veterans Affairs Department will participate in a longitudinal study of clinical and genetic patient data, seeking to find better treatments and a possible cure for multiple myeloma, the VA and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation announced.

The VA and the Norwalk, Conn.-based foundation have entered into a “cooperative research and development agreement” under which the VA will participate in the foundation’s study—which has been under way for about a year—targeting treatment approaches for the as-yet incurable blood cancer, according to a news release.