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International researchers are rewarded with €24 million for Cancer Grand Challenge

Researchers from the UK and the US have won a grant for Cancer Grand Challenge to explore the role of ring-shaped DNA strands responsible for the development of cancer and fighting it. In 2014, paediatric oncologist, Anton Henssen, had discovered unsual activity in the cells of paediatric cancer patients which meant that genetic information was no longer packed in the chromosomes. Over the time span of 5 years, the team of researchers will receive £20 million, one million out of which will be given to Hessen and his team.

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