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Stand Up to Cancer Grants Go to 2 Arizona Doctors and Their Teams to Turn Science Into Cures for Cancer

Posted May 28 2009 10:47pm

I have covered a few posts from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) which is where the grant money is going.  Joshua LaBaer formerly from Harvard heads up the bioscience lab at TGEN.  BD 

PHOENIX (AP) - Two prominent cancer doctors and their team are getting an $18 million grant from a nonprofit group created by scientists and members of the entertainment industry. image

The grant is the largest going to five research teams from the nonprofit Stand Up to Cancer. The goal is to quickly turn scientific discoveries into better care and cures for cancer patients.

The five teams will focus on breast, ovarian, cervical, uterine, brain, lung, rectal, prostate and colon cancers.

The team headed by Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, the physician in chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, or TGen, in Phoenix, and Dr. Craig B. Thompson, the director of the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center, will focus on new approaches to treating pancreatic cancer, 1 of the deadliest forms of the disease.

Arizona cancer doctor to get $18 million grant - KSWT: Local News, Weather, Sports Yuma, AZ El Centro Imperial Valley, CA |

Related Reading:

A Progress Report on Stand Up To Cancer
Cancer Research Blog Carnival - Stand Up To Cancer - A Combination of Bloggers Addressing Cancer and Cancer Research
Stand Up To Cancer - Friday September 5, 2008 - 8:00 EST

Contributions for Stand up To Cancer – Tyra Banks Website Adds Support

Cancer Research Blog Carnival - Stand Up To Cancer - A Combination of Bloggers Addressing Cancer and Cancer Research

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