Johns Hopkins Lands $30M for Personalized Cancer Center | GenomeWeb

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center will use a $30 million donation from the Commonwealth Foundation for Cancer Research to fund a new center that will focus on genomics and personalized cancer medicine research.

Johns Hopkins will use the funding from the Richmond, Va.-based foundation to support the Center for Personalized Cancer Medicine, which initially will undertake three pilot projects focused on DNA mutations inside cells and epigenetic alterations.

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