NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The cancer research fund-raising organization Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) said today that its latest funding round of $9.7 million includes several grants to support genetics, genomics, and molecular oncology studies.

The grants give up to $750,000 over three years to young researchers who are engaging in "high-risk/high-reward" studies, and the winners were selected by a scientific advisory committee assembled by the American Association for Cancer Research.

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