Damon Runyon's $2.3M Backs High-Risk, High-Reward Cancer Projects | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has awarded $2.3 million to fund several early-career scientists who are developing novel technologies for diagnosing, preventing, and treating cancer, DRCR said yesterday.

The new Damon Runyon Rachleff Innovation Award winners each will receive $450,000 over three years to pursue projects involving a range of molecular, genomic, and other research tools for combating cancer.

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