NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Cancer Institute has recently awarded a five-year, $4.1 million grant to MD Anderson Cancer Center researcher Michelle Hildebrandt to conduct a large-scale sequencing study to identify rare genomic variants associated with inherited ovarian cancer susceptibility.

Through genome-wide association studies, Hildebrandt and collaborators have identified 11 loci associated with ovarian cancer risk and plan to publish an additional six in the coming months, she wrote in her grant's abstract.

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