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CHOP Lands $100K Gift to Hunt Genes Linked to Child Brain Tumors

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has received a $100,000 donation from a non-profit organization focused on childhood brain tumor research, which it will use in its genomics programs. 
 
The Oceanport, NJ-based Kortney Rose Foundation said that it has pledged the funding to CHOP for use in its large-scale genomics research at its Center for Applied Genomics.
 
CAG is focused on developing new diagnostic tests for childhood diseases and is creating a database of DNA from children that it will use to conduct gene and disease studies. CAG also intends to form strategic partnerships with pharmaceutical companies to develop novel therapeutics.
 
The foundation said its funding will be used specifically to support studies with pediatric neuro-oncology researchers aimed at finding genes that may be causally linked with brain tumors, and to use that knowledge to develop diagnostic tests and perhaps treatments.
 
CHOP also is a member of the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Bank.

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