By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's basic sciences research hub is among five virtual institutes that stand to benefit from the $1 billion it is seeking to raise by the end of next year.

The campaign has raised $761 million through last month toward the billion-dollar goal that MD Anderson has set for the end of 2011, its 70th anniversary year.

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