NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Cancer Institute has announced that it intends to fund a series of research projects that address emerging problems in cancer under the auspices of its Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC).

Funded studies, the NCI said, will focus on the initiation, progression, and treatment of cancer, and are expected to involve interdisciplinary teams of physical scientists and cancer researchers. They also must integrate experimental biology and computational modeling to test and validate novel hypotheses in cancer.

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