With the launch of new a $15.5 million, five-year initiative, the National Cancer Institute is ramping up efforts to help identify potential cancer biomarkers in the form of complex carbohydrate structures attached to lipid and protein molecules, known as glycans. A total of seven independent Tumor Glycome Laboratories will focus on potential glycan biomarkers for breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate cancers, to name just a few. The Glycome Laboratories are the primary component of the new trans-NIH Alliance of Glycobiologists for Detection of Cancer and Cancer Risk.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

A trial upgrade to GenomeWeb Premium gives you full site access, interest-based email alerts, access to archives, and more. Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Register for Free Content
You can still register for access to our free content.

The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.