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    Posted: Sep 16 2011 at 8:31am

GE Launches $100M Innovation Project to Fund Breast Cancer Research

NEW YORK General Electric is pledging to invest $1 billion in cancer research over the next five years and the company announced  an innovation challenge to spur development of cancer diagnostics and treatments.

GE CEO Jeff Immelt launched a six-month $100 million project as part of the company's "healthymagination" initiative at a press event here on Sept. 15. GE plans to fund promising ideas to improve breast cancer diagnostics, Immelt said at the event. Winning ideas will receive $100,000 in seed grants to bring the products and tools to market.

The goal is to help health care professionals better understand tumors associated with triple negative cancer, a type that is less responsive to standard treatments and typically more aggressive. The challenge will also focus on finding molecular similarities between breast cancer and other solid tumors, which would improve early detection, allow more accurate diagnoses and help doctors make treatment decisions, according to GE.

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http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Health-Care-IT/GE-Launches-100-Innovation-Project-to-Fund-Breast-Cancer-Research-731801/
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Awesome!!!  I wish more big companies would do this!  Great news
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That's a big move! Reading the article reinforces what we say here that it's important to read our path reports, scan results and double check tumor markers & blood work because when mistakes are made and they end up being collected for a meta analysis in this new program, errors will go a long way!
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Wow! That is just wonderful.
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