NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Abraxis BioScience has awarded the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., a $1 million grant to search for genes and proteins that can serve as biomarkers for solid-tumor cancers.

The funding was awarded to John Wayne's Department of Molecular Oncology, directed by Dave Hoon. The research is designed to help develop new biomarker-specific blood tests for detecting cancer, the cancer institute said in a statement Tuesday.

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