NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute will grant $10 million over the next five years to fund three research programs that will study the genetic and molecular features of estrogen receptor-negative human breast cancers and related studies focused on the differences in these tumors among racial and ethnic groups.

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