Friday, April 30, 2021

Geisinger Health System Wins $3.6M NIH Grant to Study Genetics of Cancer Risk

 

In an article posted by Genome Web titled "Geisinger Health System Wins $3.6M NIH Grant to Study Genetics of Cancer Risk", it is proudly stated that the Pennsylvania based research institute has received a grant of $3.6 million as to conduct extensive research into the "genetic underpinnings of cancer risk". The grant is notably part of a five year plan in which the list of cancer risk variants will be greatly expanded through investigating the genetic risk of cancer in very large populations. The research will further draw on an already existing research initiative which boasts a massive 276,000 participants, and will expand on exome sequencing based screening for cancer risk. 

Resources and information:

Article: https://www.genomeweb.com/research-funding/geisinger-health-system-wins-36m-nih-grant-study-genetics-cancer-risk#.YIy1kHdKg1g

Geisinger Exome Study: https://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/geisinger-exome-study-ids-breast-cancer-risk-variants-may-not-have-been-detected-routine#.YIy3IXdKg1h 

 

1 comment:

  1. This is amazing! cancer is such a complex disease and understanding it better with research related to genetics could finally be the way to cure such a detrimental disease!

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