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RTI International Wins Two NCI Bioinformatics Contracts Worth $5.6M

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (GenomeWeb News) - RTI International's Partnerships for Genomics and Molecular Epidemiology group has won two bioinformatics contracts from the National Cancer Institute worth a total of $5.6 million, the Research Triangle Park, NC-based organization said last week.


Under a four-year, $4.3 million contract, RTI will provide bioinformatics support for the NCI's Breast and Colon Cancer Family Registries. RTI will manage the informatics support center, which facilitates data and sample collection from more than 20,000 cancer patients and family members. RTI will also help researchers design studies and analyze data. Research partners in this project include Alpha Gamma Technologies and DukeUniversity.


Under a threee-year, $1.3 million contract, RTI will support the management of several bioinformatics projects under the NCI's Center for Bioinformatics. Specifically, RTI will help with a proteomics biomarker discovery project, a multi-center trial called I-SPY, and the Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid, caBIG.

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