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D. A UC Cancer Center Receives NCI Designation

Narrator: This is Science Today. The National Cancer Institute has renewed its designation of the University of California at Davis Cancer Center for another five years. The distinction comes with 14 million dollars in new federal funding to support the center's expanding research program, which includes a partnership with scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Balhorn: Livermore 's been working with UC Davis and the Cancer Center for quite some time. This is the first time that Livermore has joined forces at a very early stage at developing a cancer center and worked with them as equal partners at bringing in funding for the center and making a very strong link between the laboratory and one specific center.

Narrator: Rod Balhorn leads the Livermore Lab's Biomedical Division.

Balhorn: As the cancer center learned about the technologies that existed here, more and more people at the cancer center started looking at Livermore as a potential source for new technology. There are about two hundred people involved, both at Livermore and at the cancer center or the UC Davis campus.

Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.