NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An anonymous donor has provided $500,000 to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to advance its genomics-based screening test for ovarian and endometrial cancers, the cancer center announced on Thursday.

The sequencing-based test, called PapGene was developed by researchers at the Kimmel Center, and the gift will be used to conduct large-scale clinical trials and laboratory research on the test.

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