NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Six US institutions that pursue a wide range of genomic, molecular, and personalized cancer research have received a total of $540 million in new funding from Ludwig Cancer Research.

The centers receiving funding are located at Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Stanford University, and the University of Chicago.

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