NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute plans to fund a number of research centers over the next two years with grants supporting translational research projects that focus on cancers of specific organs.

Funded through its Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) program, NCI will fund between 16 and 24 awards that will conduct projects focused on improving early detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of these cancers.

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