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TGen Nets $50K Grant for Breast Cancer Studies

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Translational Genomics Research Institute has received a $50,000 donation from a Phoenix, Ariz.-based foundation focused on funding advanced-stage breast cancer research, TGen said Wednesday.

TGen said that the funding from the Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation will go toward hiring a bioinformatician to work on the institute's Molecular Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells Project, and that the funding was matched with other donations to the TGen Foundation.

The goal of the project is to use genomics technologies and research to study tumor cells that circulate through the bloodstream to guide optimal treatments for metastatic breast cancer.

The foundation also funds research at the University of California, San Francisco, and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

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