New UNC gastrointestinal cancer clinical trials funded

September 24, 2008 — The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a two-year, $125,000 grant to support clinical trials in gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.

The center is one of eight institutions in the U.S. to receive such grants, funded by the Aptium Oncology GI Consortium. The consortium aims to draw on the expertise of gastrointestinal cancer specialists to design faster, more efficient clinical trials and identify new drugs that are effective in relatively uncommon malignancies.


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