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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Canada's Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation said today that it will use a new C$50 million (US$50.3 million) private donation to fund a research effort that will use genomics, molecular imaging, and tumor biology studies to develop personalized cancer medicine innovat

This story has been updated to include additional information from a US survey on people's attitudes about cost of genetic testing. Originally published June 4.

Two Ontario cancer institutes will use the support to seek biomarkers for colorectal cancer.

Founded in 2000 on technology developed at the Ontario Cancer Institute and University of Toronto, Molecular Templates had difficulty securing add-on funding in its home country following a $1.5 million investment earlier this decade.

Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded the University of Queensland about US$19.3 million to support it's cancer genome sequencing project aimed at characterizing pancreatic and ovarian cancers.

A team of Ontario researchers has identified a six-gene signature that can help predict non-small cell lung cancer outcomes — and uncovered evidence that there may be thousands of alternative prognostic signatures for the disease.

Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.