NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The International Cancer Genome Consortium announced late on Tuesday four projects in China to identify the genomic drivers in colorectal, esophageal, liver, and nasopharyngeal cancers.

Xuetao Cao and Xuemin Zhang are overseeing the new projects, which will be "scientifically steered" by Youyong Lu and Huanming Yang. Zhang will coordinate the projects with other scientists in China.

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