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UMass Amherst Investigates Breast Cancer Treatments

Posted by Dianna Matyola on Tue, Apr 16, 2019

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.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, with figures as high as one in nine women diagnosed in their lifetime and more than 40,000 deaths per year.

Sophisticated equipment purchased for this research supported a project in the chemical engineering department that investigates the way breast cancer cells move throughout the body in a process called metastasis, which commonly results in death. Last fall, this research resulted in a discovery that reduced tumor size - a huge breakthrough in biomedical research. The overall project goal is to eventually bioengineer a new treatment for breast cancer.



Life sciences research at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst is progressing fast and researchers are constantly looking for new laboratory equipment to help them achieve their goals. Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is hosting a BioResearch Product FaireTM event at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, on July 31, 2019, where lab suppliers can network and directly market their products to researchers.


Key Funding Facts at UMass Amherst:360px-W.E.B._DuBois_Library


  • 2017 Total R&D Expenditures: $210,416,000

  • 2017 Ranking R&D Expenditures: 104th
  • 2017 Life Science R&D Expenditures: $74,257,000

  • 2018 NIH Funding: $29,509,790


If you are interested in attending this event as a lab supplier, call today or click here for more info. Be sure to ask about our early registration pricing before April 30th, 2019.


"The vendor show at UMass Amherst was excellent. The advertising was evident by the great turnout throughout the event. We also received several excellent leads. We will attend again." - R. G., Exhibitor, University of Massachusetts BCI event


If you are a researcher, click here for more information. Our show is free for life science professionals to attend. We hope to see you there!

Tags: breast cancer research, University of Massachusetts Amherst, bioengineering, Cancer Science, University of Massachusetts research

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