President Announces Major Recovery Act Funding for The Cancer Genome Atlas Project
During a visit to the National Institutes of Health, President Barack Obama announced $5 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for medical research across all NIH, including $175 million for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a joint project between the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). NHGRI and NCI will also provide about $100 million in non-Recovery Act funding, boosting NIH's total support for TCGA to $275 million over two years.
See the Video: President Barack Obama's remarks [videocast.nih.gov]
Read the Transcript: President Barack Obama's remarks [whitehouse.gov]
Remarks of NIH Director Francis Collins [nih.gov]
From the White House
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From The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)
- The Cancer Genome Atlas Website
- The Cancer Genome Atlas Announcement
- TCGA Backgrounder
- TCGA Quick Facts
- TCGA Frequently Asked Questions
- TCGA Image Gallery
Last Updated: February 27, 2012
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