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The Cancer Genome Atlas awards development funds
July 2007
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—As part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) pilot project, the National Institutes of Health recently awarded eight two-year grants totaling $3.4 million to support the development of innovative technologies for exploring the genomic underpinnings of cancer. The types of tumors being studied in the pilot include brain cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer, which together account for more than 200,000 cases of cancer in the United States each year.  The institutions chosen to receive the grants are: Columbia University in New York, which actually received two of the eight awards; Baylor College of Medicine in Houston; City of Hope/Beckman Research Institute in Duarte, Calif.; Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; Nimblegen Systems Inc. in Madison, Wis.; Stanford University in Stanford, Calif.; and the University of California—Davis.

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