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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A second Dream Team project has been created for translational research into prostate cancer with $10 million in funding over three years.

The annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held last week in Chicago, featured a number of studies related to genomically guided cancer treatments.
The following is a roundup of some of the meeting's pharmacogenomics highlights.

By Adam Bonislawski
A team led by scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has identified a panel of proteins linked to poor prognosis in hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer.

By Molika Ashford
Bioscale this week presented data on the application of its acoustics-based protein detection technology to measure and quantitate the activity state of multiple kinases in the MAPK pathway.

By Andrea Anderson
CHICAGO (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at the Broad Institute are bringing together reams of exome sequence data generated for the Cancer Genome Atlas to get a closer look at germline mutations at play in cancer.

A company official said that two posters the company presented at the recent AACR conference are examples of a range of projects it has been working on over the past several years, though all of its efforts involve "a strong emphasis on text mining and bioinformatics and proprietary databases."

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