Penn's Perelman School Reels in $7.3M for Esophageal Cancer Research | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has received a $7.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for three research projects targeting genes and proteins involved in of esophageal cancer.

The grant renews an NCI-funded program at the Perelman school that has been ongoing for 10 years, and is the only program of its kind that NCI supports that is focused on finding treatments and biomarkers for esophageal cancer, the medical school said today.

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