NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Queens University in Belfast said today it will lead a €6 million ($8.3 million) international project that seeks to investigate genes that make bowel cancer so deadly and hard to treat.

Funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme, the MErCuRIC project will focus on genes that may be involved in a particularly aggressive type of colorectal cancer that affects around 50 percent of CRC patients, and which has a five-year survival rate of less than five percent.

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