NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Baylor College of Medicine scientists plan to use two new Department of Defense grants to study genomic changes involved in breast cancer tumor formation and therapeutic targets based on those alterations.

The roughly $780,000 in total funding to two researchers at BCM's Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, Assistant Professor Xiaosong Wang and Associate Professor Rachel Schiff, was awarded under DoD's Breast Cancer Research Program.

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