NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Broad Institute today announced it has received a $10 million gift from the Gerstner Family Foundation to study how tumors acquire drug resistance.

The gift will support experimental cancer research at the Broad and clinical research in collaboration with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Cancer Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Broad Institute said in a statement.

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