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$1.2M in Life Science Funding Awarded to University of Arizona

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Sep 27, 2013

Researchers at the University of Arizona recently received $1.2 million in NIH life science funding for a project titled “Selenium Colorectal Cancer Chemoprevention Agents.” The project start date is listed as August 1st, 2013. The NIH RePORTER goes into more detail about what the researchers are working to accomplish:

“Colorectal adenomas (CRAs) are the benign precursors of most cases of colorectal cancer (CRC), a leading cause of cancer deaths; advanced CRAs are those most likely to progress to CRC. Although most CRAs can be removed at colonoscopy, 20-50% of individuals undergoing repeat colonoscopy 3-5 years later have metachronous, i.e. new, CRAs. Furthermore, a proportion of CRCs are not preventable through screening colonoscopy, necessitating alternative preventive strategies, such as chemoprevention.”

The project leader for this study is Patricia Thompson, PhD. According to the University of Arizona, Dr. Thompson is an Associate Professor and the Cellular and Molecular Medicine Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program. The NIH RePorter provides more information Thompson and her research team’s goals for the study:

“Chemopreventive agents for CRC can be assessed in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing metachronous CRA rates between intervention and placebo groups with results of effects on CRA recognized by the FDA as a CRC surrogate. No RCTs of Se supplements for CRC chemoprevention or for any other preneoplastic condition as the primary endpoint, have been reported. This application is for 3 years funding to complete The Selenium Trial (SeT); an RCT of Se, 200 5g daily as selenized yeast, for which randomization is completed.”


University of Arizona

University of Arizona

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In addition to receiving this latest NIH grant, the University of Arizona is awarded a great deal of life science funding that’s made available to researchers interested in purchasing lab products. In 2012, the NIH gave the University of Arizona $83.3 million in life science research funding, while the NSF gave the university $51.5 million in 2012. This money was distributed among various projects in life science disciplines. For more funding information on the University of Arizona, visit our company blog article Increase Lab Sales Leads at Arizona Life Science Marketing Events.

If you are a lab supplier interested in marketing your lab products at Arizona life science marketing events where researchers receive a wealth of life science funding, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to attend our annual Tucson BioResearch Product Faire™ Event on October 9th, 2013. Last year, the Tucson BioResearch Product Faire™ Event attracted 151 attendees. Twenty-five of those who came were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 25 were lab managers. The attendees came from 23 different research buildings and 41 departments around campus.

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and events-planning company that organizes life science marketing events at top research universities across the country. If you’re interested in marketing your lab products at life science marketing events closer to home, we encourage you to view our 2013 calendar of events. For more information on the Tucson BioResearch Product Faire™ Event, or for more detailed life science research funding statistics at the University of Arizona, Tucson, click on the button below.

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