A new research project called the Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network plans to study the genomics of prostate cancer, the International Cancer Genome Consortium said this week.

The network, one of 37 projects conducted under the ICGC's umbrella, is funded with up to CA$15 million ($15.2 million) from Prostate Cancer Canada and CA$5 million ($5.1 million from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.

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