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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new cancer genomics project organized by the New York Genome Center plans to focus on cancer patients from ethnic minority groups, taking advantage of the rich diversity of New York City.

The collaborative effort, called Polyethnic-1000, is an initiative of the Genome Center Cancer Group (GCCG), which is chaired by Harold Varmus of Weill Cornell Medicine and Charles Sawyers of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and includes cancer researchers and clinicians from most of the center's member institutions.

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