BU and Johnson & Johnson Innovation Team Up to Fight Lung Cancer

New Medical Campus center hopes to speed development of interventions and cures


BU has launched a five-year translational research alliance with Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC (JJI) aimed at preventing, intercepting, and curing lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. As part of the new alliance, JJI will fund a Johnson & Johnson Innovation Lung Cancer Center at Boston University on the Medical Campus, where BU researchers will work closely with members of the Lung Cancer Initiative within Johnson & Johnson to develop biomarker-based early-screening tests for lung cancer and therapeutics to arrest or eradicate the disease in its earliest stages.  Avrum Spira (ENG’02), a School of Medicine professor of medicine, pathology, and bioinformatics, and a pioneering researcher in the genomics and early detection of lung cancer, will direct the new center.  Full story here:  http://www.bu.edu/today/2018/bu-johnson-johnson-innovation-fight-lung-cancer/ 


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