A new medical centre with the potential to develop groundbreaking treatments for cancer patients and enhance personalised medicine has been launched at Queen's University in Belfast
The £10 million centre for excellence will be based in the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology and employ 17 members of staff.
The centre will be work on developing a laboratory to focus on diagnostics which can be used to predict cancer patients' response to treatment.
It is hoped that this could allow potentially costly drugs to be used more effectively by being prescribed only to those who can benefit from them.
The project has been part financed by Invest NI, which has pledged £5.8m towards its cost.
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