Some €50 million granted for cancer screening in Netherlands

An electronic stethoscope
An electronic stethoscope. Stethoscopes / Wikimedia Commons

Dutch cancer association KWF granted 49.5 million euros to 88 new cancer research projects, the association announced. According to KWF, the grants were spread to "research over the entire width of the fight against cancer", NU.nl reports.

The projects receiving grants focus on research in various stages of cancer.

More than 17 million euros will be distributed to 33 projects doing fundamental research aimed at gaining insight into how cancer starts and behaves. The rest of the money is going to 55 projects that is extending the fundamental research to practical applications. 

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