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The funding is part of a total of $16.6 million from CPRIT to support cancer research at and recruit scientists to the medical center.  

The registry is expected to yield a "validated, semi-quantitative risk assessment algorithm that will assist physicians in managing patients at risk for ovarian cancer."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Several Texas biomedical science centers have received millions in new funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to support a wide range of studies, including 'omics-based projects, aimed at preventing, diagnosing, treating, and understanding c

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has just awarded over $100 million in new grants to cancer biology and therapeutics research, including millions to support several research projects using genomics and to establish 'omics-focused labs.

The network will function as a "conduit" for academic researchers, community physicians, biotechnology companies, and drug manufacturers "to increase the pace of clinical oncology research by testing novel concepts, drugs, diagnostics, and medical devices," and provide state-of-the art care to patients in Texas, CTNET said.

The award will enable Rules-Based Medicine to add to its OncologyMAP panel immunoassays for 150 to 180 blood-based protein biomarkers associated with cancer.

The $3 million award will go toward developing and validating multiplexed immunoassays that measure 150 to 180 blood-based biomarkers that the National Cancer Institute believes may be associated with cancer.

Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.