SU2C Funds Dutch-led Effort to Establish 'Living Biobank' of Tumors | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –The fundraising organization Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has provided a grant of €6 million ($8.1 million) to investigators at the Dutch Cancer Society and the American Association for Cancer Research to fund an effort to grow and study living tumors from patient samples and to use them in studies of possible drug candidates.

SU2C said today the Dream Team grant will provide four years of funding to establish and develop a "living biobank" of tumor organoids using a technique that the principal investigators developed.

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