NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Iowa have received an $11.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund translational and clinical projects focused on lymphoma, including genomics-based research.

The five-year renewal grant to Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and the University of Iowa's Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center extends funding for the partners' Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) for lymphoma research, Mayo said today.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

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Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

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