MUNICH, Germany — The Human Proteome Organization is creating several new initiatives to help researchers around the world identify proteomic biomarkers for certain diseases, HUPO leaders said here this week during the organization's Fourth Annual World Congress.

The new initiatives, called the HUPO Disease Biomarker Initiatives, will focus initially on cancer and diseases of the central nervous system, kidneys, and cardiovascular system, according to Samir Hanash, chair of HUPO's Initiative Committee.

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