NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Windber Medical Center (WMC) and Windber Research Institute (WRI) today announced definitive agreements with the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Research Institute to create an integrated healthcare organization. 

As part of the agreement, a precision cancer research and treatment institute will be created at WMC and WRI, the Windber facilities said, adding its vision is to make WMC and WRI "dedicated molecular medicine and genomic research institutions and centers of excellence for studying cancer and other diseases." 

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