NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the American Association for Cancer Research have provided $400,000 to fund two researchers who are using genomic approaches to better understand and develop methods for combating pancreatic cancer.

The two new genomics-focused grants to investigators at the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the University of Pennsylvania are among a number of research projects that received nearly $5 million from PCAN and AACR this week, PCAN said on Tuesday.

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