NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has awarded three grants totaling more than $1.3 million to researchers pursuing high-risk cancer research involving genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, the foundation said today.

The 2010 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards will give three investigators grants of $450,000, to be spread out over three years at $150,000 per year.

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