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UC Davis study finds that building trust can increase biospecimen diversity

  • Posted: March 31, 2014

Blood and tumor specimen collection from cancer patients is critical to research into new, more personally targeted therapies.

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NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center logoAmong the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 68 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.