NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Non-profit fundraising organization Stand Up to Cancer announced today that it has awarded $1 million in grants to five cancer research teams through the Phillip A. Sharp Innovation in Collaboration award program.

The program was established in 2014 to honor Sharp's interest in collaborative research. Each of this year's winning teams, which are composed of senior scientists and early-career researchers, will receive $200,000.

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