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EIF to Fund Breast Cancer Biomarker-Discovery Project

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - Seven biomedical-research institutions will use a three-year, $9 million award from the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund to discover biomarkers associated with early stage breast cancer, the EIF said today.

According to the EIF, the philanthropic arm of the entertainment industry, the seven partners have joined together to form the EIF/WCRF Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project.

The project will be led by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and will also include the Pacific Northwest Research Laboratory, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the University of Southern California's Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital, the Institute for Systems Biology, the Broad Institute, and the University of Texas' M D Anderson Cancer Center, the EIF said.