The University of Massachusetts is investigating better ways to improve risk assessments and take more effective preventative measures for breast cancer. These projects are funded by the NIH and have already been supported with more than $13.5 million. Researchers in the fields of chemical engineering, biology, veterinary and animal science, public health, health sciences, and epidemiology are all part of the effort.Read More
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With a new $15.4M NIH grant, The Abramson Cancer Center will continues to build on its significant historical strengths in fundamental cancer biology, translational immunotherapy, and population science research.Read More
UC Davis Medical Center is home to one of only 49 National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer centers. The UC Davis Center is the only comprehensive cancer center in California’s Central Valley and inland northern California. It serves a region with a population of roughly 6 million people. The Center has $63 million in NHI and California Healthcare Institute funding.
The NCI, a division of the NIH, awards University of California, Davis roughly $200 million annually to conduct cancer research.
Here are the top 5 NCI grants this year:
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Dr. Jay F. Sarthy of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been awarded a $231,000 grant over the next four years from The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation as one of five scientists receiving the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award. The award will be used to study pediatric brain cancer with the ultimate goal being the development of new drugs to restore the ability of cells to package DNA correctly eliminating cancer. Under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Henikoff, a geneticist, and Dr. Jim Olson, a neuro-oncologist, Sarthy will try to develop new affordable methods of studying epigenetics and DNA packaging in pediatric cancer.Read More
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