Cancer Projects to Diversify Genetic Research Receive New Grants

The New York Genome Center awarded six cancer research grants this week as part of an initiative examining the role of race and ethnicity in major types of cancer.

The projects will investigate a variety of cancers including pancreatic, colorectal and endometrial cancer in African-Americans; lung cancer in Asian-American patients; breast and prostate cancer in patients of African ancestry; and the role of ethnicity in bladder cancer.

The Genome Center’s two-year-old initiative, called

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