Ludwig Cancer Research

Grants to help target genomic variants

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Six new grants from the National Institutes of Health will support researchers to develop new computational approaches for searching among millions of genomic variants to find those that make a difference in disease susceptibility or in other traits. The awards are for three years each, and total about $13 million, pending the availability of funds. They are administered by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Cancer Institute, both parts of NIH.

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Six academic institutions to share $540 million cancer research gift

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, along with five other elite academic institutions, will share an unprecedented total of $540 million in new financial support from Ludwig Cancer Research, on behalf of its founder Daniel K. Ludwig. The gift is among the largest publicly recorded gifts to cancer research made by a private organization, bringing the total funding to date for Ludwig Centers and endowed professorships at the six institutions to $900 million. The total new gift received by Memorial Sloan-Kettering is $90 million. Ludwig’s global contribution to advancing cancer research now reaches $2.5 billion.

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