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OGI genomics researchers awarded $23 million
Date:5/9/2011

scovery research and a significant subset will be candidates for new therapeutic entities. This program will have a major impact on basic research in cancer biology, on therapeutic options for cancer treatment, and on the development of commercial biotechnology in Canada."

Also funded is a project focusing on genome wide approaches to study medulloblastomas, the most common form of childhood brain cancer, to develop markers that will more accurately classify the tumours for treatment. This project co- led by Dr. Michael Taylor, Neurosurgeon, The Hospital for Sick Children and Dr. Marco Marra from the British Columbia Cancer Agency.

"The range, scope and crucial areas these projects are impacting on is clear proof of the power of genomics in creating new medicines, new approaches and new tools to combat disease, climate change and create a healthier world for all Ontarians and Canadians to live in," commented Dr. Mark Poznanksy, President and CEO, OGI.


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Contact: Alastair Harris-Cartwright
aharriscartwright@ontariogenomics.ca
416-673-6582
Ontario Genomics Institute
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