NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The College of American Pathologists today said it has been awarded two grants totaling more than $1.25 million by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve the adoption of evidence-based laboratory testing guidelines.

The awards, which cover a five-year period, will also be used to standardize the reporting of biomarker test results to cancer registries.

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