This article has been updated to include comments from a webcast Monday afternoon.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute has put in place its outline for how it plans to spend the three percent increase it received in the 2009 budget and the extra funding it expects to receive from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, NCI Director John Niederhuber said today.

As part of the $10.4 billion in the ARRA for NIH, $1.3 billion is marked to go to NCI over between 2009 and 2010.

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