NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers will use a total of $1.5 million in new grants from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation in a wide range of novel studies, including research into the roles of epigenetic changes and protein characteristics in cancers.

The $140,000 fellowship awards will go to 11 researchers pursuing innovative projects in basic and translational research. Among the award winners:

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