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Mass. Life Sciences Center grant expands Dana-Farber's cancer imaging research
Date:1/31/2012

ility will advance the development of personalized cancer therapies, improve patient care and enhance Massachusetts' global leadership in this important field of research. Our investment also will increase Dana-Farber's presence in Boston's Innovation District and create jobs."

"This project will contribute to Dana Farber's efforts to realize the promise of personalized medicine by systematically examining patient tumors for mutations with the intent to match targeted therapy to specific molecular changes in patients' cancer cells," said Lydia Villa-Komaroff, a member of the MLSC Board of Directors and Chief Scientific Officer of Cytonome/ST.

"As Senate chair in putting together the life sciences bill several years ago, it was our hope that the Life Sciences Initiative would provide research institutions throughout the Commonwealth the resources to explore fundamental questions about disease, improve methodologies needed for diagnoses, and design effective treatments," said State Senator Jack Hart. "The expansion of Dana-Farber's pioneering cancer imaging research program is exactly what we had envisioned. I am proud to be a part of this initiative and look forward to the successes of Dana-Farber."

"This grant will help Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to remain at the forefront of cancer research and discovery right here on the South Boston Waterfront," said State Representative Nick Collins. "Thanks to the leadership of the Governor and the legislature, the Commonwealth continues to lead the way in research, patient care, and job creation in the life sciences industry."


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Contact: Bill Schaller
william_schaller@dfci.harvard.edu
617-632-5357
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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