TGen award targets brain tumor research

October 9, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: Tgen] – SAIC-Frederick Inc., under its prime contract with the National Cancer Institute, has named the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) as one of five national centers selected to conduct cancer experiments using advanced computer simulations.

The award of the “In Silico Research Centers of Excellence” contract partners TGen with 5AM Solutions, a Virginia-based life science software development firm. The award of $691,930 for the first 12-months includes two 12-month option periods that if executed amount to an additional $1,373,582 for a total of $2,065,512 over three years.

The Center of Excellence will use computer tools developed as part of the NCI Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG®), which is a data-sharing network for researchers, physicians and patients. The caBIG® program is designed to accelerate methods for detecting, diagnosing, treating and preventing cancer.

For more information: Award Targets Brain Tumor Research