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Geisinger Joins Penn Cancer Alliance Bioinformatics Consortium

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (GenomeWeb News) - Geisinger Health System has joined the Pennsylvania Cancer Alliance Bioinformatics Consortium, Geisinger said today.


Gesinger patients will now be able to donate leftover tissues for biopsies to the Geisinger Biospecimen Bank, a Pennsylvania statewide data bank open to any consortium researcher.


The Pennsylvania Cancer Alliance Bioinformatics Consortium is a collaborative dedicated to "reducing the burden of cancer in the citizens of Pennsylvania by collecting, analyzing, and sharing tissue sample information among cancer researchers," Geisinger said in a statement.


Other participants in the consortium include the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Thomas Jefferson University's Kimmel Cancer Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center, the Wistar Institute, Drexel University, Penn State Cancer Institute, and the Windber Research Institute.

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