NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – McGill University researchers have received more than C$5 million ($4.9 million) in funding to launch a project that will seek to develop genetic biomarkers for use in treating and improving the quality of life in children with brain cancer, McGill said yesterday.

The researchers plan to develop and deploy a diagnostic test in clinical trials that identifies genetic mutations in glioblastoma patients that could be used to plan treatment strategies and improve quality of life.

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