By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute is seeking clinically annotated biospecimens for a number of cancer types that it will use in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) program, a collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute which aims to study at least 20 cancers over the next five years.

NCI expects that it will need more than 40,000 biosamples to supply TCGA over the coming years to study all of these cancer varieties.

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