NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Merck Canada on Thursday announced a C$2 million (US$1.8 million) grant to a Quebec entity in support of research into personalized medicine approaches for cancer.

The grant is being provided to the Quebec-Consortium de recherché en oncologie Clinique (Q-CROC), which plans to use it for biomarker-driven clinical research into cancer. In particular, Merck noted a public-private partnership put forward by Q-CROC and the new Centre of Excellence PreThera Research.

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