NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The New York Genome Center and The Sohn Conference Foundation said today that they have launched The Sohn Collaborative for Pediatric Cancer Research.

Fueled by a two-year, $2.4 million grant from the Sohn Conference Foundation, the new cancer research center will focus on two childhood cancers: pediatric leukemia and neuroblastoma, the partners said.

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