NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research plans to award $1.5 million next year to fund researchers delving into the molecular and cell-level biology of cancer initiating cells (CICs), also called cancer stem cells, which may be involved in oral cancers.

In a pair of new RFAs, the institute said that recent evidence that CICs play a functional role in tumors in other areas of the body has led to the hypothesis that they may enable some cancers to evade therapies.

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