NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists will use a $13 million award from the National Cancer Institute to fund a consortium that will use genome sequencing and genome-wide association study data to identify rare genetic variants that may be involved in colorectal cancer.

Ulrike Peters, a member of the Hutchinson Center's Public Health Sciences Division, will lead the effort, which also will involve partners through the Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium (GECCO), for which Peters is principal investigator.

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