Schools in Big Ten Conference Form Cancer Research Consortium | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The universities that make up the Big Ten athletic conference in the US have shed their rivalries and banded together to harness their biomedical science resources in a new cancer research consortium.

The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium aims to leverage the infrastructures, expertise, and clinical facilities available in these universities' cancer centers in joint oncology trials, the University of Michigan Health System said today. The consortium plans to use molecular diagnostics to study how cancers work and how to treat them.

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