NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) announced that it has received a five-year, $25.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute in conjunction with its renewal as an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The institute first received its Comprehensive Cancer Center status in 1990 and has retained it since then.

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