NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Iowa have received an $11.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund translational and clinical projects focused on lymphoma, including genomics-based research.

The five-year renewal grant to Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and the University of Iowa's Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center extends funding for the partners' Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) for lymphoma research, Mayo said today.

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