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BMS and UCLA conjoin oncology research program

Bristol-Myers Squibb has entered into a collaboration agreement with UCLA as part of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Immuno-Oncology Rare Population Malignancy (I-O RPM) research program in the U.S., a multi-institutional initiative with academic-based cancer centers focused on the clinical investigation of immuno-oncology therapeutics as potential treatment options for patients with high risk, poor prognostic cancers, defined as a rare population malignancy.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will conduct a range of early phase clinical studies as part of the I-O RPM research program, and Bristol-Myers Squibb will fund positions within UCLA’s fellowship program in the UCLA Division of Hematology/Oncology.

“The I-O RPM research program is an important complement to Bristol-Myers Squibb’s broad research and development program for immuno-oncology,” said Laura Bessen, M.D., head of U.S. Medical, Bristol-Myers Squibb. “We look forward to working with UCLA in an effort to continue advancing the science in this innovative field of research and cancer treatment.”

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