NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Canary Foundation has pledged $7.5 million to Stanford University to help create a new center of excellence that will use proteomics tools to study early cancer detection.
Part of the pledge will also fund research conducted by Patrick Brown's lab at the school's Department of Molecular Biology and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which uses microarrays to study how cancer cells survive and proliferate.
The San Jose, Calif.-based foundation said this week that Stanford's Department of Radiology will add another $4 million to the project, which will create a Center of Excellence for Cancer Early Detection.
Beverly Mitchell, deputy director of the center, said it will engage in "promising" research in new proteomic methodologies, as well as nanotechnology and molecular imaging.
Mitchell said the research will involve "both creative science and clinical trials," and will use the available resources of the Stanford Medical School's clinical faculty.