NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The St. Baldrick's Foundation has awarded $430,000 to fund two research projects at the University of California, San Francisco that seek to use and apply genomics to treat or prevent childhood cancer.

UCSF Assistant Professor in Residence Jean Nakamura will use a $330,00 grant in a study aimed at therapy-associated malignancies among childhood cancer survivors, looking at who is at risk for developing those malignancies, why they develop, and how to prevent them.

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