By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The International Cancer Genome Consortium today announced the launch of a C$20 million ($20.2 million) initiative to map the genetic structure of prostate cancer in hopes of developing new ways to diagnose and treat the disease.

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