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Project Coordination and Management

This CTRF funded Cancer Research Project presents a tremendous opportunity to create a win-win situation for two of Virginia's leading universities and for the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the area of cancer research by combining the computational bioinformatics expertise of George Mason University with the experience and expertise in medical sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University.  The inclusion of the INOVA Health Care Organization in Northern VA adds additional important clinical expertise to this partnership and expands the clinical base of potential specimens and patients available to the study.  This partnership is expected to enable the partners to create new intellectual property and to facilitate competition for extramural funding in th is rapidly growing field.  Focus Groups were developed in order to address each of the critical tasks facing the grant in each of the following areas:

Tissue Banking

Clinical & Laboratory Data

Database Design

Data Analysis

Quality Assurance and Control

Chip Fabrication