NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Manchester's Institute of Cancer Sciences said today that it will lead an international consortium that will use €6 million ($7.9 million) in funding to develop genetic biomarkers to identify patients who are at risk of developing long-term side effects from radiation therapy.

The 13 members involved in the EU-funded project, called REQUITE, plan to develop these markers specifically for patients with breast, prostate, and lung cancer who receive radiation therapy.

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