NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of California at Santa Cruz's Genomics Institute has been awarded $2.5 million by St. Baldrick's Foundation for genomic research into the causes and treatments of childhood cancers.

The grant will go to UCSC's Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative, which uses genomics and informatics to study pediatric cancers. The Treehouse Initiative was established to enable various institutions to share their data on pediatric patients enrolled in genomic medicine clinical trials, and to assemble large datasets of both pediatric and adult cancers.

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