Onyx Pharmaceuticals and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Announce Oncology Innovation Alliance

Strategic Alliance Focused on Advancing Drug Discovery and Development

By UCSF.edu | June 3, 2013

Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center today announced the formation of the Oncology Innovation Alliance (OIA), a public-private partnership focusing on the discovery and development of novel therapies and their potential role in treating various types of hematologic cancers and solid tumors. 

“This collaboration will leverage expertise across UCSF and Onyx to further our collective understanding of cancer and hopefully translate scientific research rapidly from the laboratory to the clinic and, ultimately, to patients,” said Pablo J. Cagnoni, M.D., Executive Vice President, Global Research & Development and Technical Operations at Onyx Pharmaceuticals. "The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is a recognized leader in oncology research and patient care, and Onyx is committed to forming strategic alliances that encourage innovation and the advancement of new treatments for patients."
 
The alliance aims to transform cancer care by harnessing the expertise in fundamental science and medicine at both UCSF and Onyx to address the full continuum of that care, from prediction and diagnosis to new therapies and post-treatment monitoring, to identify opportunities to improve the patient experience and outcomes.
 
The partnership will focus on drug discovery and development, and seeks to advance the broader scope of patient care while contributing to the biological understanding of hematologic malignancies and solid tumors, discovering novel drug targets, identifying potential biomarkers to support patient selection and implementing innovative clinical development approaches.
 

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