NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Northwestern University has won a $13.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to establish a center that will study the roles genes play in cancer, Northwestern said Tuesday.

The five years of funding will go to start the Northwestern Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (PS-OC), one of twelve centers around the country that bring together biology and the physical sciences in an effort to develop therapies and diagnostics for cancer.

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