- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) - A philanthropic foundation is giving The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor more than $8 million to improve cancer diagnostics and treatments.

The money is coming from the Harold Alfond Foundation. Jackson Laboratory was one of the first cancer genetics research institutions in the world.

The laboratory has a cancer center at its Bar Harbor headquarters and at its genomic medicine lab in Farmington, Connecticut.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1UAyEt8 ) reports the laboratory plans to use the money to improve cancer care for Maine residents.

Laboratory president Edison Liu says the facility will work to make sure cancer patients and physicians have access to precision cancer care that uses recent advances in genetic technology.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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