NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration, or SARC, today announced it has received a five-year, $11.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct translational research into sarcoma, a relatively rare cancer than can affect bones and soft connective tissues.

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