NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investigators at the BC Cancer Agency in British Columbia have reeled in an infusion of C$10 million (US$9.5 million) in funding from regional and national partners to fund an effort to use genome sequencing to personalize treatments for patients with lymphoid cancers.

The project at the BC Cancer Agency's Centre for Lymphoid Cancer was funded by Genome BC, the BC Cancer Foundation, Genome Canada, and the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Genome BC said today.

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