NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute will fund numerous grants to support its Early Detection Research Network, which is a national consortium focused on discovering, developing, and validating biomarkers for early cancer detection, risk assessment, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer.

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