NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Canary Foundation said that it has received two gifts totaling $8.5 million that will help the organization continue its work in developing tests for early cancer detection.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based foundation said the first gift of $7.5 million from the William K. Bowes Jr. Foundation will support a faculty position focused on clinical trials at the Canary Center at Stanford University. It also will provide money for the Founder's Fund, which supports unmet needs and special projects.

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