Susan G. Komen Grants $3.6 Million for UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University


Susan G. Komen Grants $3.6 Million for UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University

Susan G.  Komen, from For The Cure, has granted $3.6 million for cancer research to UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University.

The amount will go for 10 programs for studies, including contribution of radiation therapy to heart damages in breast cancer patients and treatment decisions.  Moreover, it will help researchers figure out how decisions, access to care, and financial or geographic barriers are impacting breast cancer outcomes among African American breast cancer patients in low-income and rural areas.

The organization made an announcement that Duke will be one of four recipients of a $4.5 million research program.  It is intended to have better understanding of the role played by environmental issues in breast cancer development.

The distribution of amount has not been announced as of now.  Susan G.  Komen granted a $1 million to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  The finding will help pinpoint a new treatment for a particular type of breast cancer.  The announcement was made on Thursday by the center.

Dr.  Jeremy Blaydes, from the University of Southampton has discovered a new way to stop the growth of breast cancer cells using sugar, which bocks certain proteins.

Dr.  Jeremy said, "Because this is an entirely new approach to treatment, the drugs we are developing could be effective against breast cancers that have become resistant to current chemotherapies".

Latest News

Rupert Murdoch Tweets Tribune Probably Selling Los Angeles Times
Black Friday Shopping “Uninspiring” in Brick and Mortar Stores; Shopping Trends
U.S. Crude Drops Further Due to Surplus Supply
CVC and CPPIB Outbid Others for a Possible Deal to Buy Petco for $4.7 Billion
US Government All Set to Introduce a New Law for Americans “Seriously Delinquent
Reportedly Pfizer Plans to Acquire Allergan in a Deal of $150 Billion or More
In October Most States Experienced a Drop in Unemployment Rate
San Francisco Fed President John Williams sees a “Strong Case” for an Interest
Cincinnati Shoppers have More Choice of Local Black Friday Deals this Year
Sliding Crude Prices Continue Giving the U.S Oil Producers Reasons to Cut Costs
American Airlines Revamps its Much Anticipated Loyalty Reward Program
Report says, Many Retailers Recycling Black Friday Deals